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Tree Cutting Permits

Tree cutting permits are required prior to the removal of trees in areas designated in Tree Cutting Permit Bylaw No. 350.

The permit will be based on the recommendation in reports from a certified Arborist and a Geotechnical Engineer and if near a creek may also require Riparian Assessment. These reports include an assessment of the health of the trees and the potential for erosion on the property, and certifies that cutting will not cause erosion, landslide or other hazard. The permit will require an application fee and bond based on an amount provided in the Arborist's report for any necessary replanting.

Please discuss your proposal with Planning staff before submitting an application at planning@scrd.ca

Fees and Forms

To complete an application, please fill out the Tree Cutting Permit Application form.

The fee for tree cutting permits is $100, as outlined here.