Online heritage tree permits

Heritage tree permit applications for removal or pruning are available online.

The following documentation is required:
  • A completed arborist report from a City-approved consulting arborist
  • Construction plans and pictures (for development-related projects)
  • Replacement tree plan (include replacement tree species, location, container size and in lieu payment, if applicable)
  • Payment is required before application is accepted

​To apply online:


  1. Register for an account at the Permit and Record Web Portal.
  2. At the home screen under "Public Works" tab, select "Create an Application."
  3. Review the terms and conditions before checking the consent box.
  4. Under "Select a Record Type," expand the "Public Works" tab. Select "Heritage Tree Permit" to start an application.

​To view application status


  1. Go to the Permit and Record Web Portal.
  2. Towards the end of the webpage under Public Works, click "Search Application."
  3. Under General Search, find the Record Type section and select "Heritage Tree Permit."