Tree Work Permit



Parks and Recreation, Department of City
No work may be performed on or within 50 feet of a street tree without a Tree Work Permit from Parks & Recreation. Any person, business, or contractor wishing to remove or perform work on or within 50 feet of a tree on New York City property is required to obtain a permit from Parks & Recreation.

Examples of work include, but are not limited to, installing a sidewalk, driveway or utility line, pruning, hanging holiday lights, or extending the current tree planting space. A permit for the work may be issued following a review process, which may entail additional documentation, and / or modifications or alterations of the work plan.

A permit will be issued no earlier than 5 business days prior to the start of work on or near City trees. All tree work will be completed at the property owner?s expense.
Next: Apply

The appropriate Borough Forestry Office.
The address is supplied with the application materials, obtained by calling 311.
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Tree Work Permit

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