Tree Removals

The City of Northville’s Tree Preservation Ordinance promotes an increased quality of life through the regulation, maintenance and protection of trees, forests and other natural resources.

  • ALL proposed tree removals must be be reviewed by the Building Dept. official before any work is done on the tree, even if the tree is dead. 
  • Tree permit applications require on-site inspection by the Building Dept. official and are not processed the same day.
  • The Building Dept. official reviews the application, supporting documentation, conducts a site visit, and determines if a tree removal permit is required and if mitigation is needed. 
  • A performance guarantee may be required to ensure faithful completion of the conditions imposed. 

Failure to comply with the Tree Preservation Ordinance is a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, penalties and civil fines may be imposed in accordance with Section 90-38 of the Tree Preservation Ordinance. 

Review the Tree Preservation Ordinance in Chapter 90 of the Code of Ordinances. 

  • Tree Removal Permit Application
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This application is for minor projects that do not require Planning Commission review. If your project requires Planning Commission review, do not use this form.