As part of our tree planting program, OCF provides the service of obtaining all of the necessary planting permits from the appropriate responsible agency(s). For most street tree plantings in the city of San Jose the DOT's Arborist Office is responsible. This same agency also requires permits for pruning and removing street trees, which OCF is not responsible for. Please visit our Tree Removal & Pruning Page
for information on obtaining these permits.
Obtaining a Permit Yourself
The city of San José has regulations covering both street trees and non-street trees (private property, parks, etc.). Click the links below to download a pdf file with details walking you through the permit application process.
• Street Tree Regulations
• Non-Street Tree Regulations
Obtaining a Permit Through Our City Forest
Our City Forest would be happy to assist you in obtaining a permit on your behalf. Please call us at (408) 99-TREES x121 and ask us about obtaining a permit.