Application for tree removal for properties with existing home
~ IMPORTANT ~
THIS APPLICATION MUST BE APPROVED BY
THE BUILDING INSPECTOR
BEFORE TREES ARE REMOVED
***** Please note U.S. Fish and Wildlife is working on updating this parcel list *****
Please check with our Building Inspections Department at 910-363-0025 Option 2
All property owners must first check the U.S. Fish and Wildlife parcel list to determine if your property is in a Red-Cockaded Woodpecker zone. The parcel list is in the process of being updated. Please contact the Building Inspections Department until the current list is posted.
If your parcel number is on the list you must contact USFWS and follow the procedures set forth by them. Contact 919-856-4520 Extension 25 or e-mail: Emily_Wells@fws.gov Include the parcel number, physical address and reason for the removal request and number of trees to be removed.
Trees to be removed must be marked for inspection by inspector if applicable.
Any tree with a diameter less then eight (8) inches may be removed at any time without a permit. This measurement is at four and one half (4 1/2) feet above ground level.
To remove any tree eight (8) inches or greater in diameter you must obtain a permit from te building inspector.
To obtain a permit, an application must be submitted showing the address of the property , spefific location of the tree to be removed and reason for removal. Upon inspection and approval, a permit will be issued.