- Construction & Development
- I want to...
In an effort to preserve our City’s beautiful canopy of trees, the City has enacted two ordinances to manage their preservation and/or removal.
A tree permit is required anytime a tree is removed in Hilshire Village. The fee for a tree permit is $25.00 if the tree is currently alive or not diseased; however it is waived if a dead, dying or fallen tree is removed for public safety or to prevent damage to property. The owner is required to replace the tree per the specifications of Ordinance #672.
Tree Removal due to Construction
A Tree Survey is required as part of the overall Plan Check process. Upon approval, proper protection shall be implemented for existing trees and trees that are removed shall be replaced per the specifications of Ordinance #673.
In the case of both permits, there will be an inspection to assure that the tree has been removed and new tree(s) planted if necessary. Refer to the tab “Recommended Trees” for a list of suggested replacement trees.
The tree permit may be obtained at the City Office located at 8301 Westview, Houston, TX 77055 Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM.
If you have any questions, please call the City Office at 713-973-1779.