What happens if a tree is illegally removed or pruned illegally beyond repair?
If a tree is removed illegally or pruned illegally (effective removal) the property owner shall be charged four (4) times the Tree Removal permit fee and four (4) times the Tree Replacement fee specified in Sec. 153.07 (D) (1) of the tree ordinance. All fines are due within three (3) months of the date of the violation letter or, if appealed, within thirty (30) days of the final order on the appeal. Also any individual or entity for hire that removes any Protected Tree shall be subject to fines in section 153.10 Enforcement (E) of the tree ordinance.

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1. Do I have to get a permit to work on my own home?
2. Can I act as my own contractor?
3. How much does a building permit cost?
4. How many sets of drawings are required?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. What type of work requires a permit?
7. How do I determine if I am in a flood zone, and if flood insurance required?
8. Will I need a permit to remove trees?
9. What is a protected tree?
10. What is DBH?
11. Do I need a permit to remove a protected tree?
12. What criteria used to determine if a permit will be approved?
13. What trees are exempt from permitting?
14. Do I need a permit to prune or trim a protected tree?
15. How much does a tree removal permit cost?
16. Do I have to replace trees being removed?
17. What is a replacement tree?
18. My neighbor’s tree is hanging over my property, can I prune it?
19. How do I trim a palm tree?
20. What happens if a tree is illegally removed or pruned illegally beyond repair?
21. Can I plant a tree on my property?
22. Who do I contact for maintenance of the trees in city right- of- ways or easements?