Tree PermitThe City of Driggs has adopted a Tree Ordinance (#229) regulating the planting, maintenance and removal of trees and shrubs located on city-owned property. The intent of this ordinance is to encourage tree planting on public land and to protect trees that are planted on city-owned property.
In general, city-owned property includes unpaved areas along street rights-of-way and city park areas. Most of the streets in Driggs have an 82.5 foot wide right-of-way (excepting the Wallace Way and Creekside subdivisions). If you suspect your yard includes trees planted in the right-of-way, consult the Tree Map found at City Hall to learn which trees are "public trees" subject to protection under this ordinance.
A Tree Permit must be obtained before pruning or removing any public trees, and, of course, you must also obtain a permit before planting trees within the public right-of-way.
There is no fee required to obtain a Tree Permit.