Tree Cutting FAQs

Does Innisfil have a tree cutting by-law?

To verify if there are any restrictions on your land, prior to the removal of trees, please contact the Town

Can I remove trees from my property?

Tree cutting is prohibited on any lands that are subject to site plan, without prior approval from the Town. This includes, but is not limited to: waterfront homes, commercial, and industrial properties. Additionally, the County of Simcoe has a tree cutting by-law for properties that contain more than 1 hectare of woodlands.

To verify if there are any restrictions on your land, prior to the removal of trees, please contact the Town. Should you want clarification on the County’s Forestry by-law and permit process, click here.

The tree on the boulevard of my property is dead, what do I do?

The tree that grows on the boulevard is a town tree. If you have any questions or concerns about its health and are wondering about possible removal, please contact the Town.

What if my property falls under regulation?

Your property may also be regulated by a Conservation Authority or there may be a restricted covenant registered on title.  

For clarification on the County’s Forestry by-law and permit process, click here.

To confirm if your property is regulated by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, click here.

To confirm if your property is regulated by Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, click here.

There may be restrictions registered on title in the form a development agreement or other document.  We will review our records and provide further information within 5-10 business days. We suggest that you consult with your real estate lawyer as the Town does not provide legal advice regarding residents’ title to property.