Tree Removal and Pruning Permits



Pruning permits are required for removal of live limbs over 4 inches in diameter, although dead or storm damaged limbs do not require a permit.

Tree removal permits are required for oak, pine, cypress and redwood trees if over 6 inches in diameter measured at 4.5 feet above ground level (diameter at breast height – dbh). Tree removal permits are required for other species (not oak, pine, cypress or redwood) if over 10 inches in diameter measured 4.5 feet above ground level. Removal of trees over 2 inches in diameter at dbh on vacant lots and properties with an active building permit require a tree removal permit. 

Application for Tree Removal/Pruning with Construction

Application for Tree Removal/Pruning No Construction

Tree Pruning Standards

Tree Species List for Replacement Trees

CBTS Approved Tree Service Providers

Submit to:

City Hall, Planning and Building Department
East side of Monte Verde between Ocean and 7th Avenues
P.O. Box CC
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Tel: (831) 620-2010