TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPLICATION
IMPORTANT: A TREE REMOVAL PERMIT, ISSUED BY THE BUILDING INSPECTOR, IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE REMOVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:
**FOR DEVELOPED PARCELS - ANY TREE 8" DBH (diameter at breast height) or greater
**FOR UNDEVELOPED PARCELS - ANY TREE 6" DBH or greater
If you have any questions please contact our Building Inspections Department at 910-363-0025, Option 2.
If your tree removal request includes any pine trees 8" DBH (diameter at breast height) or greater, please check the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Classification List below. If your parcel falls within the blue or red classification, a letter from U.S. Fish & Wildlife is required, prior to requesting City approval.
Parcel numbers can be found at Brunswick County GIS
USFWS Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Parcel Classification List
A map is also available below, outlining the USFWS RCW Parcel Classification List:
BSL RCW Parcel Classification Map
If you are requesting the removal of any pine tree 8" DBH or greater, and your parcel falls within the blue or red classification, please contact Emily Wells, Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at (919) 856-4520, ext 25, or email Emily_wells@fws.gov. Below, you will find a copy of the USFWS application forms, as well as their information regarding the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker and associated pine tree survey and data collection for the different zones within the City of Boiling Spring Lakes:
USFWS Application & Information
For any tree less than eight (8) inches DBH on a developed parcel, and less than six (6) inches DBH on an undeveloped parcel, a permit is not required. Measurement must be taken at 4 1/2 feet above ground level. For all other trees, an application must be submitted to the City of Boiling Spring Lakes detailing the property address, specific location of the tree(s) for which a permit is requested, and why the request is being made. All trees for which a permit is requested must be flagged prior to inspection by the building inspector. Upon inspection and approval, a permit will be issued.
~Turnaround time for tree removal applications for parcels located within the green USFWS classification is up to seven (7) days. For parcels located within the blue or red USFWS classification, the turnaround time is approximately fourteen (14) days~