Do You Need A Permit To Remove A Tree In New Jersey?

Cutting Down Trees If there is a tree on your property that is a nuisance or a threat to safety, there are several options available to remove it; however, you often need to obtain permission to do so due to state regulations.

As we all know, trees are vital to our environment and we risk great harm if too many trees are cut down. Therefore, you cannot just grab an ax and start hacking away.

The process for removing a tree is not necessarily a difficult one. There might need to be a special permit or a request and granting process to go through however.  This is due to regulations for preservation or to comply with city ordinances, such as with utility lines.

Each state has their own laws in regards to cutting trees down and you will need to consult with a professional tree removal service to have the work done.

To understand what the state of New Jersey requires for tree removal, here is a guide.

  • In the state of New Jersey, municipal laws are getting stricter on the rights to cut down private property trees.
  • Currently, you need a city permit in order to have a tree cut down. Permits for tree removal can be obtained at your city hall or municipalities building.
  • In some cities and townships, you will need an inspector to come out to the property to verify the request to have a tree cut down.

Protecting trees is what local municipalities are setting forth to do. While it can be an extra step in the process, we want to ensure that trees are not being cut down for any apparent or appropriate reason.

Big Foot Tree Service is a professional tree care service that can help you with your tree care needs, whether it is obtaining a permit, tree removal or stump removal. Contact us to learn more about what we provide our customers.