Summary: The purpose of this Tip is to outline when a tree protected by Seattleā€™s Tree Protection Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 25.11, may be removed, how to submit a request to Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to remove a tree, and who is allowed to remove a tree. It also provides information about replacement requirements when trees are removed.

Date Revised: 04/08/2024

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