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Phone Numbers
305-460-5000
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
2800 S.W. 72nd Avenue
Miami,
FL
33155

Tree Permits

Swale Tree Removal, Relocation, and Trimming Permit Applications


Residents can apply for a permit to perform tree removal, relocation, and tree trimming on existing trees in City swales by executing this permit application and employing a licensed tree company with a certified arborist on staff.    
 


Tree means a woody or fibrous perennial plant with an upright trunk of 4 1/2 inches or more or 12 or more feet in overall height. A tree species include palms, Pandanas, Traveler’s trees (Ravenella madagascarienis) and Clerodendrum species.

Trees with a 18” or larger DBH is considered a specimen. And trees with a 24” DBH or larger, double the mitigation would be required.


 Tree removal permit requirements

  • Photos of the tree
  • Tree survey showing the location (if available) or a simple site plan drawn by hand showing the location of the tree. 
  • If the tree is 18" DBH or larger in diameter at breast height (4 ½ ft from the ground), you need to present an arborist report done by a certified arborist.  
  • Mitigation plan

 

 Tree relocation permit requirements

  • Photos of the tree
  • Tree survey showing the location (if available) or a simple site plan drawn by hand showing the location of the tree. 
  • If the tree is 18" DBH or larger in diameter at breast height (4 ½ ft from the ground), you need to present a tree relocation plan done by a certified arborist.  
  • Mitigation

 

Tree mitigation plan

The total number of trees required for replacement shall be based on the canopy loss area calculated. Trees with a 24” DBH or larger, will require double the mitigation.

Canopy credits can be reviewed at the Tree Ordinance - Table 82-1 Replacement Tree Canopy credits. The applicant shall submit a site plan that includes the proposed location of all replacement plantings, all property lines, and all proposed and existing structures, drain fields, driveways and utility easements. 

If the site cannot accommodate the required replacement trees because of insufficient planting area as determined by the tree preservation agency, then the applicant shall be required to contribute to the city tree trust fund. For each 500 SF of tree canopy deficit, the contribution will be $1,500.