City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 17C
Chapter 17C.200
Section 17C.200.120

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.200 Landscaping and Screening

Section 17C.200.120 Fees in Lieu of Planting Street Trees

The Planning and Economic Development Services Director, based upon a recommendation of the Urban Forester, may allow the payment of fees in lieu of street tree planting when site features and infrastructure prohibit adequate space for installation. In the case of existing or planned bus stops, a payment of the fee in lieu of planting shall be required at those locations.  When allowed, the owner of property which is adjacent to an area for which street trees are required, or the third party making the site and infrastructure improvements, may pay a fee of $650 per tree in lieu of undertaking the planting of street trees. Fees in lieu of funds shall be used for maintenance and growth of existing tree canopy including planting, pruning, removing, mulching, root excavation, and other treatments deemed appropriate by the Urban Forester to maintain and improve the health and coverage of Spokane’s tree canopy.

Date Passed: Monday, December 2, 2019

Effective Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

ORD C35844 Section 7