Tree Removal Permit

Do I need a Tree Removal Permit?

As stated in the city's Code of Ordinances, a permit is required to cut or remove any tree that is 19 inches in diameter or larger. The exemptions are:

  • If the tree is not on the Tree List
  • The residential property is more than 100 acres in size or if the property is a primary residence
  • Trees that are not part of a Tree Disposition Plan or required for the landscaping of a commercial development
  • Trees damaged by natural disasters and determined to be hazardous, examples of natural disasters:
    • Earthquakes
    • Fires
    • Floods
    • Thunderstorms
    • Windstorms
    • Other natural disasters
  • When removal is necessary as determined by Fire Department personnel while actively fighting a fire
  • Trees being grown as part of a licensed nursery business
  • Public utility companies with a franchise from the city and city crews are exempted from the requirement for the purposes of clearing and maintaining so as to provide safe and adequate services

Tree List

Tree Species
Tree Size
Baldcypress
Large
Chinese Pistache
Small
Elm
Large
Hickory
Large
Magnolia
Large
Maple
Large
Mexican Plum
Small
Oak
Large
Pecan
Large
Pine
Small
River Birch
Large
Redbud
Small
Savannah Holly
Small
Sycamore
Large
Texas Persimmon
Large

How do I get a tree permit?

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