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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 between 44” & 99.9” in circumference, you will need a Special Tree Permit.
  • Any tree greater than 100” in circumference is a heritage tree and cannot be removed.

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