Tree Removal and Pruning Permits
Tree Removal and Pruning Permits are required for:
- Pruning of live limbs over 4 inches in diameter (dead or storm-damaged limbs do not require a permit).
- 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 Species List for Replacement Trees
Licensed Tree Service Companies
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