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Permits & Licenses

Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

You do need a permit to remove a tree if it is on the protected tree list and there is a fee involved.  Please visit the city's website or 925-372-3515 for more information.  

Protected Tree Information

Tree Removal Application

How can I find a property's zoning designation or general plan designation?

The City of Martinez provides maps through Community View Maps, a Geographical Information System (GIS), which provides detailed information about properties from a geographic perspective.  The GIS information provided by the City of Martinez is a public resource providing a visual display of general information for your convenience.  Click here for maps and more information.

I want to build a fence do I need a permit?

You may build a fence without a permit not exceeding 6 feet in height, except within the required front yard area you may not exceed 3 1/2 feet in height.

If you wish to build a fence taller then what is permitted you will have to apply for variance approval and for building permits. 

You can contact the Community Development Department at 925-372-3515 for further information.

Fences, Walls & Hedges Requirements

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