Tree Code Amendments

STATUS - The City Council adopted the amendments to KZC 95 on March 15, 2022 (O-4786(PDF, 3MB)) and the new regulations became effective on May 13, 2022. For more information on the new tree regulations, visit

CODE AMENDMENTS - A public hearing to review minor code amendments to KZC 95 was held on December 12, 2023. The City Council adopted the proposed amendments to KCZ 95 and the new regulations became effective on December 19th, 2023.  To review the amendments, please see the linked document below: 

Proposed Amendments to Kirkland Zoning Code Chapter 95(PDF, 214KB) 



Tree protection ordinances are one of the ways cities balance urban growth with preserving a healthy, sustainable and livable community.

The scope of this code amendment project was to:

  • Support the goals established in Kirkland’s Comprehensive Plan (community visioning exercise shown at right)
  • Meet objectives in the Urban Forestry Strategic Management Plan(PDF, 3MB)
  • Address issues and challenges that have arisen since the last tree code revision in 2010
  • Update the code so that it is effective and practical to use
Meeting Information

View meeting packet information for Planning Commission (PC), Houghton Community Council (HCC), and /or the City Council by clicking on the appropriate tab below




City Council