York (Region of). Environmental Services

Service: Tree Removal Permits

Record Details
Office Phone York Region Access York 1-877-464-9675 * Access Vaughan 905-832-8577 * Richmond Hill By-law and Licensing Enforcement section at 905-771-0198 * Aurora Parks Division 905-727-3123 ext. 3223 * Markham 905-477-5530 * Newmarket 905-895-5193
Toll Free Phone 1-877-464-9675
E-Mail accessyork@york.ca
Website www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/yorkregion/yr/permits/callbeforeyoucuttrees
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Fees
Description (Service) York Region Permits for landowners to remove trees from treed area greater than 0.2 hectares (0.5 acres) * Region permit separate from municipal bylaws, * application form online with application process information or contact York Region Forestry accessyork@york.ca or 1-877-464-9675 – see municipality for municipal bylaws which may also apply:

Aurora permit not required for injury or removal of up to 2 trees within 12 month period, where tree diameter is greater than 20 cm (8 inches) or for the injury or removal of any tree with a diameter of 20 cm (8 inches) or less or for emergency work, removing dead branches * see website for permit application form for all other tree cutting or removal * permit must be posted on property when trees being removed * contact the Parks Division to report cutting or removal without permit or for more information 905-727-3123 ext. 3223

Markham - Tree Preservation Bylaw, Property owners require permit before injuring or destroying any tree in Markham with trunk diameter of 20 cm (about 8 inches) or more * see website for exemptions such as dead, dying or diseased trees * Apply or obtain permit application online www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/MunicipalGovernment/Bylaws/TreePermitApplication/

Newmarket - Town is updating the Tree Policy (February 2017) to expand scope * Woodlot By-law protects small urban woodlots (Between 0.2 hectares and 1.0 hectare in area on privately owned lands, permit required to cut or destroy trees in these woodlots, Region of York bylaw applies for woodlots greater than 1.0 hectares in area * contact Municipal office for information 905-895-5193

Richmond Hill - permit required before removing or injuring any tree with a diameter at breast height of 20 cm or more * see website for exemptions such as removing dead, diseased or hazardous trees * Application form available online * Report suspected illegal tree removal to By-law and Licensing Enforcement 905-771-0198

Vaughan - Multiple tree protect bylaws protecting public property trees, private property trees, removal of form for dead, hazardous or ash tree * Apply for permit to remove a total of 5 or less trees that are privately owned anywhere in the City of Vaughan * permit required where tree diameter is 20 centimetres or more measured at base, or multi-stemmed tree(s) has a combined base diameter of twenty (20) centimetres * Vaughan permit application forms available on website or contact accessvaughan@vaughan.ca 905-832-8577
Hours Call for information
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility residents in York Region
Application permit applications are online, contact Forestry through Access York for Regional permits 1-877-464-9675, contact municipality directly for municipal tree permits
Languages English
Fees Service ; see websites for fee information
Site Location Administrative Centre
Located In Community Newmarket
Address & Map
17250 Yonge St
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Intersection Yonge St and Davis Dr W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Land Conservation

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