Summary: This Tip provides information about the tree public notice (notice) and guidance for how to post notice on a property with planned commercial tree work. The hiring entity (usually the property owner) is responsible for posting the notice at least three (3) days before a tree service provider starts the work. If the hiring entity fails to properly post notice of commercial tree work they may receive a $5,000 penalty according to Director’s Rule (DR) 8-2022, Administration of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections Tree Service Provider Registry, or its successor rule. This notice is required in all zones subject to the Seattle tree codes.

Date Revised: 03/30/2023

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