Shade Tree Commission

Street trees in Norristown are regulated by the Norristown Shade Tree Commission. The Norristown Shade Tree Commission regulates transplanting, heavy pruning and removing shade streets along the streets and sidewalks of Norristown, in addition to all public lands such as parks.

Before you remove or do heavy pruning to a shade tree located on your property along a street or sidewalk you must complete an application and submit it to the Norristown Code Enforcement Department for review and approval by the Shade Tree Commission. Click here to view the application.

In emergency situations that require the immediate removal of other treatment of a shade tree, the work may proceed provided you make application to the Code Enforcement Department within 24 hours following the work.


There is ONE (1) Vacancy on our Shade Tree Commission; APPLY TODAY by emaling your letter of interest and resume to Catherine Iwanowicz, Executive Assistant to the Municipal Administrator, at



Shade Tree Work Permit Application

Tree Request Form




Building & Code Enforcement 

Norrisotwn Municipal Building

235 East Airy Street

2nd Floor

Norristown, PA 19401


Building & Code Enforcement



Municipality of Norristown
235 East Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Phone: 610-272-8080
Fax: 610-275-0687

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