Apply for tree work permits on private property and in the public right of way, register as a tree service provider, get public notices for tree work, and more.
Tree Work on Private Property
Hazardous Tree Removal and Vegetation Restoration Approval Request
Select this application to get approval to remove a hazardous tree and/or for vegetation restoration on private property.
SDCI Tree Public Notice
Select this application to create the required tree public notice for reportable work or tree removal on private property. "Reportable work" is defined as the removal of live branches 2 inches in diameter or greater, pruning or removal of live roots 2 inches in diameter or greater, or removal of live branches constituting 15 percent or more of a tree's foliage-bearing area.
A tree public notice must be created and posted on the Seattle Services Portal Public Notices web page at least 3 business days prior to performing reportable work and at least 6 business days prior to removal of trees 6 inches Diameter Standard Height (DSH) or greater.
Search for posted tree public notices on Seattle Services Portal Public Notices by date range, address, or notice number.
Apply to become a SDCI Registered Tree Service Provider
Select this application to apply for the SDCI Tree Service Provider Registry; registration is required to perform commercial tree work on private property. Once registered, you are required to display your Tree Service Provider Registration Number on any commercial vehicle conducting work in Seattle.
Failure to register, or receiving two notices of violation, will prevent a tree service provider from being eligible to conduct commercial tree work on private property in Seattle for one year.
Tree Work in the Public Right of Way
Tree – Plant/Prune/Remove Permit
Select this application if you are proposing planting, pruning, removing, or replacing a tree in the public right-of-way or planting strip.
Note that if you are proposing removal of a street tree, you must also post a Tree Removal notice for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Annual Vehicle Application
Select this application to apply for an Annual Vehicle Permit, which is required to operate equipment in the public right-of-way.
Apply to become a SDOT Registered Tree Service Provider
Visit the SDOT Tree Service Provider Registry website to find information about the program and to apply to be a SDOT Registered Tree Service Provider; registration is required to perform tree services in the public right of way.
Approved Tree Service Providers & Tree Information
Find a SDCI Registered Tree Service Provider
View the list of SDCI registered tree service providers. The City of Seattle requires that all commercial tree work on private property, including removal, reportable work, or consulting services be conducted by a SDCI registered tree service provider.
Find a SDOT Registered Tree Service Provider
View the list of SDOT registered tree service providers. The City of Seattle requires that all tree work in the public right-of-way, including removal or major pruning must be conducted by a SDOT registered tree service provider.
Trees for Seattle
Visit the Trees for Seattle website to find information about the City of Seattle’s urban forestry efforts.