Please note that cutting down trees is not allowed within the setback margins mentioned in the zoning by-law, particularly, but not limited to, property setback margins, the 15-metre shoreline protection zone and the 30-metre wetland protection zone.

For more details, please refer to sections 4.6, 4.12 and 4.15 of

Zoning by-law

The cutting of diseased, dangerous or dead trees does not require a permit. However, it is strongly recommended to contact us if you have any doubts about the condition of a tree.

We recommend that you take a picture before cutting a tree or check with the Municipality.

For details, consult our permits and certificates page

Chelsea's tree cutting and greening goals are :

  • preserving Chelsea’s rural character
  • preserving Chelsea’s existing style
  • participating in greenhouse gas protection
  • maintaining biodiversity
  • maintaining air quality
  • protecting terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitats
  • maintaining water quality and
  • maintaining soil quality.


This page was last updated on March 14, 2023


Planning and Sustainable Development Department