Trees and Vegetation within Right-of-Way

As a property owner and/or tenant you need to be conscious about managing vegetation on your property to ensure it does not block visibility of sidewalks or roadways. Some projects require the completion of a Vegetation Removal Permit:

Per Sultan Municipal Code 12.08

Keep any horizontal projection of tree branches and vegetation trimmed back from all edges of streets and sidewalks, and:

  • At least 8 feet above sidewalks.
  • At least 14 feet above roadway/street surfaces/alley.

Vegetation Suggestions (JPG)

To report a problem with vegetation covering a street sign, blocking a sidewalk/alley/driveway/street, please call the city at 360-793-1125 for assistance. 

To reach PUD regarding vegetation impacting power lines, call (425) 783-1000.

IF YOU SEE A TREE OR BRANCH ON TOP OF A POWER LINE, PLEASE CALL PUD’S HOTLINE AT (360) 432-1533.

  1. Mark Bond

    Assistant Planner/Code Enforcement

  2. Kenneth Marshall

    Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

  3. City Hall


    Physical Address
    319 Main Street
    Suite 200
    Sultan, WA 98294

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1199
    Sultan, WA 98294

    Phone: (360) 793-2231
    Fax: (360) 793-3344