Town/City/Boro When is a Permit Required Is a Permit Required for a Dead Tree What is the Permit Cost
Allendale Greater than 6′ DBH No, Tree must be dead or immediately dangerous. No cost
Alpine Greater than 6′ DBH If the Property Owner is removing any dead/diseased/dangerous trees, photos of the dead/diseased/ dangerous trees must accompany this application along with a drawing showing the location of the trees. 1 to 5 trees – $100
6 to 10 trees – $150
11 to 20 trees – $350
21 to 50 trees – $500)
51 and over – $1,000 plus an additional $100 for each additional 5 regulated trees or part thereof
Bergenfield x x x
Bogota x x x
Carlstadt x x x
Cliffside Park x x x
Closter Greater than 6 inches in DBH No permit is required for a tree deemed dead or immediatly hazardous. A fee is required for removing more than 2 trees in a 24 month period.
Cresskill x x x
Demarest No permit needed unless working in public right of way. x x
Dumont No permit needed unless working in public right of way. x x
East Rutherford x x x
Edgewater No permit needed unless working in public right of way. x x
Elmwood Park x x x
Emerson No permit needed unless working in public right of way x x
Englewood Permit required if removing more than 3 trees measured 6 inches in diameter in a 12 month period. The diameter is measured 6 inches off the ground on the downhill side. A permit is required for dead trees. However, emergency tree removals are allowed without a permit. $50
No permit required unless working in public right of way. x x
Fair Lawn No permit required unless working in public right of way. x x
Fairview x x x
Fort Lee Permit required for any tree over 8 inches in DBH Permit required to remove a dead/disease/dangerous tree $75
Franklin Lakes      
Garfield No permit required unless working on public right of way. x x
Glen Rock No permit require unless working on public right of way. The town has the right to force a homeowner to remove a tree deemed dangerous to public safety or public land. x
Hackensack No permit required unless working on public right of way. x x
Harrington Park x x x
Hasbrouck Heights No permit needed unless working public right of way. x x
Haworth x x x
Hillsdale x x x
Ho-Ho-Kus No permit require unless working on public right of way. x x
Leonia No permit required unless working on public right of way. The town has the right to force a homeowner to remove a tree deemed dangerous to public safety or public land. x
Litty Ferry No permit required unless working on public right of way. Town ordinace states, the property owner must keep his house maintenanced. Dead or dying trees that are obnoxious or detrimental to public health and safety, should be removed or mitigated. x
Lodi x x x
Lyndhurt No permit required unless working in public right of way. Town ordinace states; “The DPW may remove or require the removal of any tree or part thereof dangerous to public safety, at the expense of the owner of such tree, upon first serving written notice to the owner of said tree that the same will be removed unless the owner removes the same within one week from the date of said notice. (Ord. #2177, §8; Ord. #2247, §8)” x
Mahwah No permit required unless removing more than 5 trees measured 12 inches in diameter at ground level, in a 12 month period. No permit required for removing dead/dangerous/diseased trees. No fee unless removing more than 5 trees.
Maywood No permit require unless working in public right of way. x x
Midland Park x x x
Montvale No permit required unless working in public right of way. Town has the right to force homeowners to remove any tree dangerous to public health. x
Moonachie x x x
New Milford No permit required unless working in public right of way. x x
North Arlington No permit required unless working in public right of way. x x
Northvale x x x
Norwood No permit required unless working in public right of way. x x
Oakland Permit required for any tree over 12 inches in DBH. No permit required for dead/disease/dangerous trees. 1-3 trees: $25.00
4-6 trees: $50.00
7-10 trees: $100.00
11 or more: $100.00 plus $20.00 per additional tree over 10.
Old Tappan No permit required unless working in public right of way. Town has the right to force homeowner to remove any tree, or part of tree, dangerous to public health. No fee
Oradell No permit required unless working in public right of way. X No Fee
Paramus No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No Fee
Park Ridge No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No Fee

Ramsey

No permit required unless removing more thatn 6 trees, measured 4 inches in DBH, in a 12 month period. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No fee, unless removing more than 6 trees.
Ridgefield x x x
Ridgefield Park No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No fee
Ridgewood No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No fee
River Edge No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. The town does have the right to force the removal of any tree hazardous to public safety. No fee
River Vale No permit required unless working in public right of way, or removing more than 16 trees measured 4 inches in DBH, in a 12 month period. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No fee.
Rochelle Park x x x
Rockleigh x x x
Rutherford No permit needed unless working in public right of way. No permit needed unless working in public right of way. No fee.
Saddle Brook x x x
Saddle River Permit required if removing any tree over 8 inches in diameter, measured at largest piont. Tree companies doing work professionally in the borough of Saddle River must be licensed with the town. Permit required x
South Hackensack Permit required for removing any tree that attained at least 30 feet in height or a DPM (Diameter at Point of Measurement – The diameter of a tree measured at a point on the trees six inches from ground level on the downhill side.) of at least eight feet prior to any limb removal or other such activity. No permit required for removing dead/diseased/dangerous trees. $50 per tree.
Teaneck No permit required unless working in public right of way. No permit required unless working in public right of way. No fee
Upper Saddle River Permit is only required if removing a tree in a right of way or buffer zone. No living, dead, or diseased tree may be removed from the public right of way without the consent of the shade tree commission. Tree companies must be licensed to work in Upper Saddle River. The cost is a $35 annual charge to the tree company.
Wallington x x x
Westwood No permit required, unless removing more than 5 trees over 8 inches in diameter at ground level, in a 12 month period. No permit is needed to remove dead, diseased, or partially damaged trees. No fee, unless removing more than 5 trees in a 12 month period.
Woodcliff Lake
Wood-Ridge x x x
Wyckoff x x x