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Online Tree Permit Application

  1. Saratoga City Seal

  2. City of Saratoga Online Tree Permit Application

    13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 | City Arborist Kate Bear | (408) 868-1276 | kbear@saratoga.ca.us


    Office Use Only
    Permit#:
    Status:

  3. Step 1: Property Owner Information

  4. Step 2: List Trees Below - Application Processing Fee = $125

    Tree permits are required for the removal of the following trees:
    -Native species with a diameter at breast height (DBH) measured at 4.5 feet above the ground of 6" or greater (19" in circumference).
    -All other trees with a DBH of 10" or greater (31" in circumference measured 4.5 feet above the ground).
    -Any street tree (within public street or right of way) or Heritage Tree (designated by HPC and CC) regardless of size.
    -Multi-trunked trees: Add largest trunk diameter to 1/2 of all smaller trunks diameter - if size = 6" for natives or 10" for others.

  5. Permitted Work Hours & Noise Limits - www.saratoga.ca.us - Article 7-30.040

    (b) Powered Garden tools - Powered garden tools shall not exceed 78 dBA at any point twenty-five feet or more from the source of noise. Such tools may be utilized during the following days and times:
        (1) Gasoline powered leaf blowers may be utilized between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and Saturdays between 10:00
        A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Use of gasoline powered leaf blowers shall not be allowed on Sundays.
        (2) Gasoline powered chainsaws may be utilized between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and between 10:00 A.M. and
       5:00 P.M. on Saturday and Sundays.
        (3) Other powered garden tools (except gasoline powered leaf bl owers and chainsaws) may be utilized between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and
        9:00 P.M. any day of the week.

    (c) Wood chippers - Wood chippers shall not exceed 100 dBA at any point twenty -five feet or more from the source of noise. Wood chippers may be utilized between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and Saturdays between 10:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Use of wood chippers shall not be allowed on Sundays.

  6. Please send permit by US Mail instead of email

  7. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, the person completing this form agrees and acknowledges that (1) he or she is the person named as the applicant; (2) he or she has been given the option to print out a paper copy of the Agreement and sign it manually, has agreed to sign this Agreement using an electronic signature, and for purposes of authentication, validity, enforceability, admissibility and otherwise, such signature shall have the same force and affect as a manual signature; (3) this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby are not conditioned upon the agreement to conduct the transactions electronically; and (4) he or she may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

    The Applicant further agrees and acknowledges that the tree(s) may be removed, pruned, or encroached upon, only according to the criteria established by Article 15-50 of the City Code, and that by signing this form, the Applicant agrees to the conditions of the permit. If trees are requested for removal, the Applicant’s signature certifies that they are located solely on his/her property. The Applicant authorizes the City Arborist or representative to visit the property to inspect trees.

    The Applicant also understand and acknowledges that submittal of the application and payment does not constitute a permit. This application is pending approval. City staff will review the submitted application for compliance with City Code. If the application is denied, the application fee will be reimbursed.

  8. This document that you will submit will be an online application for a tree removal permit. If payment was paid at the time of submittal, or if the tree is dead or has fallen, this application will be processed. Payment must be received before the application can be processed unless the permit is to remove a dead tree (no live growth) or a fallen tree. In those cases the application fee and neighbor notification period are waived.

    City arborist staff will inspect the tree(s) and notify neighbors that a permit for tree removal has been requested. Please allow a few days for trees to be inspected followed by a notification and appeal period of 15 days. You will receive the same notice that goes out to your neighbors. It has the deadline to appeal the permit request on the notice. If there are no appeals, a permit can be issued the day after the deadline passes.

    For additional information or the status of the permit you can contact Kate Bear or Christina Fusco at (408) 868-1276 or via email at kbear@saratoga.ca.us or cfusco@saratoga.ca.us

  9. Service

    Tree Application Processing Fee

  10. Price

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