Township Information

Do I need a permit to take my tree down?

Possibly. It depends on your township and where your tree is located. If your tree is located between the curb and sidewalk you may need a permit. If you are clearing a large area you may need approval from your township. Call the office and the secretary will be able to assist you more. All permits are kept on file at the office.

Here is a list of townships with their websites to check if your town requires a permit:

Bensalem Township:

https://www.bensalempa.gov/uploads/2/4/9/3/24936441/shade_tree_removal_2017.pdf
**Permit required if removing tree between sidewalk & street(shade tree): replacement on property required

Bristol Township:

http://www.bristoltownship.org/liforms.cfm

Bristol Boro:

http://bristolborough.com/pdf/code_app_shade_tree_removal_sept_2014.pdf

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO REMOVE A SHADE TREE(S) Please fill out the attached form and affidavit and submit to the Bristol Borough Municipal Building. The borough will conduct an inspection of the tree(s) to be removed. Upon said inspection, you will be notified whether or not you can remove the shade tree(s). If permission is granted, a replacement shade tree(s) must be planted within six (6) months of the date of removal of the tree(s). Attached, also, is a List of Suggested Shade Trees along with requirements for planting and general tree care tips. Tree Removal Application (updated 9/12/2014) LIST OF SUGGESTED SHADE TREES:

  • Hedge Maple.
  • Mountain Silverbell
  • Burgundy Belle Red Maple
  • Thundercloud Plum
  • Karpick Red Maple
  • Okame Cherry
  • Forest Pansy Eastern Red Bud
  • Musashino Zelkova

TREES MUST BE AT LEAST 4′ IN HEIGHT AND 2 TO 2-1/2 INCH CALIBER IN SIZE TREES SHOULD BE PRUNED EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS OR AS NEEDED

Doylestown Township:

https://www.doylestownpa.org/departments-and-services/code-and-zoning/

Falls Township:

https://www.fallstwp.com/departments/code-enforcement-zoning/documents,-forms-permits.aspx

Lower Makefield Township:

https://www.lmt.org/register-request/

Lower Moreland Township:

https://lowermoreland.org

Lower Southampton Township:

http://lowersouthamptontownship.org/permitsforms/

Middletown Township:

http://www.middletownbucks.org/government/departments/permits.php

Morrisville Borough:

https://www.morrisvillepagov.com

New Hope Borough:

https://www.newhopeborough.org/1314/Building-Permitting-and-Licensing

Newtown Township:

http://www.newtownpa.gov/newtown-township-department-of-codes-zoning/newtown-township-permit-applications-forms/

Newtown Boro:

https://www.boroughofnewtown.com/media/Permits/Shade%20Tree%20Permit%20Application.pdf

Northampton Township:

https://www.northamptontownship.com/resources/documents-forms.aspx

Philadelphia:

https://www.phila.gov/li/Pages/PermitsCertificates.aspx

https://www.phila.gov/media/20171115163236/Heritage_Trees.pdf

Solebury Township:

https://www.soleburytwp.org/planning-code-enforcements-permits

**Permit not required but needs to contact if more than 2-3 trees (dead & diseased) 

Tullytown Boro:

https://tullytownborough.com

Upper Makefield:

https://uppermakefield.org

Upper Southampton Township:

https://www.ustwp.org/website-resources/documents,-forms-permits.aspx

Warminster Township:

https://warminstertownship.org/permits-forms/

Warrington Township:

http://www.warringtontownship.org/?s=permit

Warwick Township:

https://warwick-bucks.com

Yardley Boro:

https://www.yardleyboro.com

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