The applicant will be notified if additional information is required to process.
Jul 24, A tree removal/relocation permit is required for the removal or relocation of any tree within Miami-Dade County not specifically exempt under the Environmental Code of Miami-Dade County.
Call the Miami-Dade County Tree Program at for more information on County requirements, including within municipalities, and for work. The removal of Special Trees requires a Special Tree Removal Permit. Heritage trees in healthy condition cannot be removed. You must apply for a Special Tree Removal Permit Application through the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS) to proceed with the removal of a Special Tree. Before removing or significantly pruning (more than 30%) any native tree or removing vegetation, please review the policies applicable for your area or contact the planner of the dayfor assistance to determine if a permit is required.
Click here for the Tree Removal Permit Form - you may submit this form to [email protected] Installation or Removal of Paving; Visit our Tree Work Activities page to learn more about each activity, and to determine whether your work requires a permit.
You must possess a Tree Work Permit to perform work on a tree. Illegal tree work is a serious offense and is punishable by law. Planting a Tree on Your Own. If you are planting a tree on your own in front of your property or as required by the Department of Buildings, you must first obtain a Tree Work Permit. For residential properties, consult our Residential Tree Removal Guide to determine whether a permit is needed.
Apply through the HillsGovHub portal. If you have a gate code, please email it to [email protected] Failure to provide a necessary gate code may delay the inspection. Tree Removal Permits A Tree Pruning or Tree Removal Permit is required to prune or remove any public tree and certain private trees. Public Trees are those that occur on any County owned land (parks, building grounds, etc.) and/or within Right-of-Way situations.
For tree removal associated with the construction of a new single-family Please use the site plan you submitted with your building permit and show the location of trees to be removed as part of the construction.
Per the RZCa written request for an exception is required for the removal of healthy landmark trees. Complete the Parkway Tree Work Permit Request and fax a copy to Forestry at Please indicate if the work to be performed is on Public Property or Private Property.
Please allow us at least hours notice per request, and working days for removal requests. You must apply for a Special Tree Removal Permit Application through the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS) to proceed with the removal of a Special Tree. Please follow the instruction for How to Obtain a Special Tree Permit.
It is at the discretion of the contractor or homeowner to file a public space permit. The Community Development Department reviews tree removal permit applications for: Development entitlements (i.e., Building Permits, Design Reviews, Variances, etc.). In these instances, you must complete a Permit Application Form. Please note the decision-maker may require an Arborist Report or Standard Tree Protection Measures, as appropriate.