Hazardous Tree Removal Request

What is the process?

Step 1: Complete a Hazardous Tree Removal Request Form

Complete a Hazardous Tree Removal Request Form.


FAQs can be found at the bottom of this page.

Step 2: Apply Online

Please apply for a harzardous tree removal request through the online service PermitSLO.

  1. Click the PermitSLO link here: Tree Removal Request
  2. Click Apply
  3. Follow step-by-step instructions.
  4. Upload the required form before submitting.


Planning staff will look over the application submittal package and may contact the primary contact with any questions. 

Step 3: Pay Invoice

Planning staff will email the billing contact an invoice. Pay invoice here*.

Once the invoice is paid, the project review timeline will begin.

Please note for all Planning and Building applications, after 15 days of non-payment of invoice, the application will be voided and resubmittal will be required.


Step 4: Arborist Will Inspect Trees

An arborist will come out to the location to inspect the trees, and then provide feedback to the County. This typically happens 2 - 3 weeks after the tree removal request is made.

Step 5: Reach Decision

Planning Staff will contact applicant with the information that the arborist provided before approving the tree removal.

Who can use this service?

Anyone can use this service.

Is there a charge for this service?

Please refer to the Department of Planning & Building Fee Schedule for application fees.


When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

PermitSLO Portal


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