Please apply for either a Tree Work Permit or a Tree Removal Permit on-line using eTRAKiT through the City’s ePermit Center at https://etrakit.folsom.ca.us/etrakit/. The Community Development Department can also accept in-person Tree Permit applications on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm at our location on the second floor of City Hall. The application document includes a detailed list of submittal requirements. You can pick up a hard copy of the application at City Hall or use the online form.
2. Application Completeness
The City Arborist determines whether a tree removal permit application is complete or incomplete. The full list of submittal requirements is provided with the application.
If the tree removal permit is considered incomplete, the City Arborist will provide a written description of the items necessary to complete the application.
3. Application Review
After the tree removal permit application is deemed complete, the submittal is reviewed by the City Arborist to determine whether the required findings have been met in accordance with the Folsom Municipal Code (FMC) 12.16 - Tree Preservation Ordinance.
Written notice of the application for the tree removal permit will be provided via certified mail to owners of properties located immediately adjacent to the subject property after the complete application has been received by the city. The notice will also be posted to this webpage in the table above and will include information about the timing for city decision and the timeline/process for appeals.
4. Application Determination
Upon review of the tree removal permit application, the City Arborist will determine if the application meets the findings outlined in FMC 12.16.080. The City Arborist may approve, conditionally approve, or deny the Tree Removal Permit Application. The applicant will be notified in writing (by email or mail) within 10 calendar days of the decision regarding the Tree Removal Permit Application.
After a decision is issued regarding the tree removal permit application, a notice will be posted on the city's website stating the decision and the right to file an appeal pursuant to FMC 12.06.100 of the municipal code.
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