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Permits for tree work on privately owned Heritage Trees costThis fee helps offset staff costs associated with permit issuance. Permits for removal of privately owned Heritage Trees require an additional refundable tree-replacement deposit of, due at the time of permit issuance.
The permit process takes several weeks so you must plan ahead. The County has designated trees of 12” in diameter or larger (measured at breast height) in any area of the unincorporated County, as well as trees of 6” in diameter or larger in the Residential Hillside (RH) District, as Significant Trees to prevent their indiscriminate removal.
The County requires a permit for the removal of these trees and may require an arborist report to substantiate tree health or safety.
Removing a tree located in the right-of-way of San Mateo County's unincorporated districts requires a permit from the Department of Public Works. Permit Fees. Tree Removal near maintained public right of way - ; Tree Removal near non-maintained public right-of-way -CITY OF SAN MATEO Protected Tree Work Application For Removal and Pruning Permits Pacific Blvd, San Mateo, CA Phone: [email protected] Date: ___ Tree Address: Work to be performed: ☐ Heritage Tree (see FAQ page for.