Are dead trees required to be removed?

Bellevue City Code, Section 29.5-12, allow us to check and issue official notices for dead, dangerous, and diseased trees. However, our inspectors are not certified arborists. If a tree is obviously dead or hazardous, we can address it. If the tree is questionable, we can ask our state arborist to check the tree the next time he is in Bellevue.