Apply for a Tree Removal Permit

Do you want to remove a tree from your property?

The city issues tree removal permits to protect the environment and make sure that only unhealthy, dead, hazardous or problematic trees are cut down.

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Check your eligibility

 Your property must be located within the City of Orlando limits.

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Apply for your permit

You will need to pay a permit application fee of $25 for residential or $50 per commercial acreage.

Complete the Application

Mark the tree

After submitting your request, mark the tree to help our staff identify which one you want removed.

Review inspection results

An arborist will inspect the tree in about three business days. After the inspection, they will contact you to discuss the results.

Receive your permit

If you are approved, a copy of the permit will be provided to you.

Remove the tree

You are responsible for removing your tree safely. 

Plant a replacement tree

If your permit requires replanting, you will need to 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