Tree Removal Permits

Dumont requires a permit before any tree can be removed in the Borough.

 

The permit process begins with a visit to the Borough Hall Building Department, 50 Washington Ave. You will need your property survey, information about the tree company to do the work, and verify that they are insured. Don't worry if you have not selected a tree company -- you can begin the process without that.

The permit fee is $25.00 (check or cash).

The Dumont Shade Tree Commission will inspect the tree (within 5 business days) before the permit is approved and you can go forward with the work.

Any questions? Reach out to DSTC.

The TOP reasons we need shade trees:

  1. Trees help purify the air we breathe by absorbing pollutants.

  2. Trees increase property values and improve the tax base in communities.

  3. Trees improve neighborhood appeal, attracting businesses, shoppers, and homeowners.

  4. Trees cool our cities and towns by reducing heat generated by buildings and paved surfaces.

  5. Tree shade, properly placed, can save an average household up to $250 annually in energy costs.

  6. Trees reduce the amount of pollutants in sewer systems, saving communities millions of dollars in water treatment costs.

  7. Trees soften harsh building lines and large expanses of pavement, making urban environments much more pleasant.

  8. Trees provide habitat for birds and other wildlife, maintaining a balance with nature even in urban areas.

  9. Trees reduce the amount of water-borne pollutants that reach streams and rivers.

  10. Trees reduce levels of domestic violence and foster safer, more sociable neighborhood environments.

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