Interagency Supporting Document Label 4.
If you, a contractor, or any other entity are looking to perform work on or within 50 feet of a tree under City jurisdiction, you must obtain a Tree Work Permit from NYC Parks prior to the start of construction, and perform all work in compliance with our Tree Protection Protocol [PDF].
Examples of activities requiring a Tree Work Permit include. Tree Work Permit and Plan Review Application.
Noncompliance from the owner gives the city authority to access the property, correct the condition, and charges incurred during the process paid by the property owner.
Please fill out the information below to apply for a Tree Work Permit. Please make sure you have all documents and have read our instructions before you apply.
Indicates required fields. Before attaching files and photos to your application (i.e.: PDF, MS Office, JPG, GIF, PNG, MOV, AVI, MPG), please optimize them to the smallest file size. Removing City trees or tree stumps The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) may issue a permit following a review process. All tree work will be completed at the owner's expense by DPR-approved private contractors.
Refer to our Plan Review Checklist to develop your site plan.
DPR will also issue permits for private contractors to perform work on street trees. No one is allowed to perform any work on a tree unless they are employed by Parks, are under a pruning or removal contract with Parks, or possess an official Tree Work Permit with expressed consent from our Forestry Division. According to Title 18, Chapter 1, Section of the New York City Administrative Code, it is illegal and punishable by law for citizens to remove, kill, or damage a street or park tree.
Our partner organization Trees New York certifies residents as volunteer Citizen Tree Pruners who are allowed to prune street tree limbs in accordance with City regulations. To find out more about this program or connect with Citizen Pruners in your community, please.