Tree Removal Permit

According to Maplewood Township Ordinance 2580-09:

"No person shall remove any tree 12 inches or more in caliper, or authorize the removal of such tree, on any land within the Township of Maplewood unless the owner of such tree or the person authorized by the owner to remove said tree shall first obtain a permit." [Amended 3-17-2009 by Ord. No. 2580-09]

For the removal or pruning of Township trees (on Township Property) please call our department at (973) 762-1178.

For the removal of trees on private residential property, a tree removal application MUST be sumbitted to the township to facilitate inspection, and obtain the permit.

Trees with a diameter of less than 12 inches DO NOT REQUIRE A REMOVAL PERMIT.

Tree removal permit applications costs are as follows:

  • $25 for 1-3 trees
  • $50 for 4-10 trees
  • $75 for 11 or more trees

Please see the attachment below for the tree removal permit application:

Important: Please ensure before submitting your application that you have initialed and signed all required sections, included your payment (check is preferred, made payable to "Township of Maplewood"), and included a simple map for our Arborist to locate the trees. Any missing requirements will delay the process.