Can I cut a tree on my own property?

There will be a fee for obtaining a tree removal permit based on the number of trees to be removed. However, the removal of trees other than specimen trees from an owner-owned, single-family lot is exempt from the provision of the ordinance, provided that the removal does not reduce the required tree density of the lot below minimum requirements.

Homeowners who remove trees on their own residential property, without the cost of a person or company engaged in removing the trees for a fee, shall not pay any fee until they remove more than five trees at a time within a single calendar year. If a contractor is employed to remove trees, a tree removal permit shall be required for removing trees, eight inches or more in diameter. Tree removal conducted on the property, regardless of zoning classification, by any person or company for a fee shall require a tree removal permit.

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1. How do I get to City Hall?
2. Who can run for City Council seats?
3. When are city elections?
4. Who do I contact to trim or clear shrubs blocking the sight at an intersection?
5. What do I do if I see someone dumping trash or a suspicious substance down a storm drain?
6. What should I do with my leaves and grass clippings?
7. How do I report a pothole?
8. Who do I contact if I see a traffic sign missing or knocked down?
9. Can I recycle?
10. How do I schedule a pick-up of junk?
11. Can I cut a tree on my own property?
12. Where can I find information about the city's sign ordinance?
13. Who is my council representative?
14. How do I get a Building Permit?
15. What is my property zoned?
16. How do I reserve the Wadsworth Auditorium?
17. How do I reserve a gazebo at a City Park?
18. How do I obtain a tent permit?
19. How do I apply for a special event permit?
20. How do I obtain an Occupational Tax Certificate to open a new business?
21. How do I submit an agenda item for the City Council meeting?
22. When and where are City Council Meetings held?