A permit is required to injure or remove a bylaw-protected tree, ravine or natural feature.

Many trees on private property, all trees on City of Toronto streets and all designated ravine and natural features are protected by the City’s tree protection bylaws. Learn about the permit application process to remove or injure a protected tree, undertake work in ravines and how to report unauthorized injury or removal of a tree.

When to Apply For a Permit

Find out which trees, ravines and natural features are protected and if you need a permit to perform work.

How to Apply For a Permit

Learn how to submit a permit application and what happens when an application is denied or approved.

How to Report a Tree By-law Contravention

What to do if you suspect a tree was removed or injured without a permit.