Do I need a permit to remove storm damaged trees?
Posted on 10/26/2021
Following the recent windstorm, you may have concerns about trees located on your property and if you need a permit to remove any storm damaged trees. It depends and the City of Bonney Lake – Planning and Building Division can help determine if a permit is required to remove a tree or if the removal is exempt from any permitting requirements. Please contact the City of Bonney Lake – Planning and Building Division at [email protected], if you have questions.

The City does have regulations related to tree removal, which does include exemptions from permitting in specific cases. Trees that were knocked down or suffered severe damage during the recent windstorm that need to be removed to alleviate an immediate hazard can be done without any advanced permitting; however, after the fact permitting may be required. If a damaged or downed tree is removed to alleviate an immediate hazard, the City recommends documenting the conditions with pictures prior to starting the work.