Apply for a Tree Removal Permit

Want to remove a tree?

The City requires anyone wanting to remove a tree to obtain a tree permit before removal. This ensures that trees are only removed if they are unhealthy, dead a hazard or prevent you from using your property.

Keep in Mind

  • You must obtain a tree permit prior to removing any tree that is larger than four inches in diameter at chest height. 
  • There is a $25 fee for a residential tree removal permit and $50 per acre for commercial property.
  • This form should not be used for trees being removed as part of a larger permitting or planning project.
  • Be as descriptive as possible with the location of the tree and the reason for removal.
  • Please mark the tree to help our staff identify the tree you would like to remove.

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Apply for a tree removal permit

If the tree you wish to remove is more than four inches in diameter, at chest height, you need a permit to remove.

Apply for a permit

Review inspection results

The arborist will visit in about three business days. After they complete the inspection, they will follow up with you on the results of the inspection.

Pay permit fee

A permit fee of $25 for residential or $50 per commercial acreage is due prior to receiving your permit. You can pay via:

  • Credit card over the phone by calling 407.246.3814
  • Check by sending it along with permit/application number to:

    City of Orlando Parks
    1206 West Columbia Street
    Orlando, Florida 32805

Receive Tree Removal Permit

Once payment is received a copy of the permit will be provided to you

Remove your tree

You are responsible for having your tree removed safely.

Plant a replacement tree

If your permit indicates that replanting is required for mitigation, plant the specified replacement tree(s) within 60 days.

Verify you planted a replacement tree

Within 60 days, let the City know you have planted a replacement tree. If you don't verify, you will be added to a non-compliance list.

Verify replacement tree