Tree Removal and Pruning Permits



Tree Removal and Pruning Permits are required for:

  • Pruning of live limbs over 4 inches in diameter 
  • Removal of oak, pine, cypress and redwood trees over 6 inches in diameter measured at 4.5 feet above ground level (diameter at breast height – DBH), including dead trees. 
  • Removal of other tree species (not oak, pine, cypress or redwood) over 10 inches DBH, including dead trees
  • Removal of trees over 2 inches DBH on vacant lots and properties with an active building permit. 

Application for Tree Removal/Pruning with Construction

Application for Tree Removal/Pruning No Construction

Forest & Beach Commission Appeal Form

Tree Pruning Standards

Tree Species List for Replacement Trees

Affidavit of Owner Authorization

Licensed Tree Service Companies

Submit to:

Online Tree Permit Application

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