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Apply for a Tree Permit

Apply for a Tree Permit - several adults and children assiting to plant a tree

Any residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

  • If you would like to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way, then you will need a Public Space Tree Permit.
  • If you would like to remove a tree in excess of 55” circumference on any property in the District, then you will need a Special Tree Permit.

For guidelines and laws governing trees in the District, review Tree Regulations.

Service Needed

Any residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

Service at a Glance

Provided By: DDOT
Phone: (202) 671-5133
Location: 55 M Street, SE, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20003