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Application Process
In order for a tree to be removed from a developed lot in Mill Creek, a tree removal permit is required prior to removal. Please fill out a Tree Removal Permit application and submit it to the City. Please mark the tree so when the inspector comes for the site inspection it is clear which trees are subject to the request.  There is no charge for a tree removal permit.

The Inspector will:
  1. Determine if the tree is on the tree preservation list.
  2. Determine if the tree is in a no cutting buffer, wetland buffer, or Native Growth Protection area.
  3. Review the tree preservation requirements from the conditions of the approved plat development.
  4. Visit the site and inspect the tree.
  5. Determine if an arborist’s report will be required.
  6. Advise for either approval or denial of the permit.

Homeowners’ Association Approval:
Some homeowners’ associations have additional regulations regarding tree removal. It is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the homeowners’ association and get permission to remove trees, if applicable.

If your permit is denied for any reason, you may appeal the decision to:

Director of Community Development
City of Mill Creek
15728 Main Street
Mill Creek, Washington 98012