In order to protect our urban forests, Montreal West’s tree by-law requires that you get authorization from the Town Urban Planning Manager in order to cut down any tree on private property with a diameter of more than 10 cm at a height of 25 cm from the ground.

The free permit will be granted by the Urban Planning Manager if the tree is:

  • Diseased
  • Endangering the foundation of your home 
  • Presenting a public security hazard.

Any contravention of this by-law is punishable by a fine of up to $300 in addition to court costs incurred; you may also be required to replace the tree.

Required documents

  • A copy of your certificate of location showing the location of the tree.
  • A completed permit request form including an estimate of the cost of work.
  • A certified forestry engineer report.
  • Photos of the tree(s) that need to be cut down