On May 8, 2012 the Mayor and Council Members adopted a Tree Preservation Ordinance. The Tree Preservation Ordinance is applicable to all types of existing Industrial, Commercial, Residential-Medical and Multi-family development, and to new development, under-developed properties, or undeveloped properties. The ordinance prohibits a person or entity from removing, destroying, cutting branches over one inch in diameter or disfiguring or causing to be removed or destroyed or disfigured any Protected Tree without having first obtained a permit to do so.
To obtain a permit, the property owner or agent must complete and submit a Tree Permit Application to the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department. The application is reviewed and approved based on criteria established via the ordinance. In the event an applicant is denied a permit by the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Director, or his or her designated representative, he or she may appeal the decision to the Parks and Recreation Commission in accordance with the appeals process detailed in Section 5-68 of the Inglewood Municipal Code. The Parks and Recreation Commission may approve, conditionally approve or disapprove the application based on the criteria listed in Section 12-118.
Tree Permit Application
Instructions on How to Obtain a Tree Permit
Tree Preservation Ordinance