How do I get a permit?
Will I need to obtain a permit for a "dead tree"?
If the tree is protected or considered a landmark tree, you will need a permit regardless.
Do I need to pay anything for a permit?
No, all tree related permits are free.
When does my permit expire?
The permit will expire six months after the issued date.
I would like to prune/trim my tree, do I need a permit for that?
You will need a permit if:
- The tree is a Live Oak
- Greater than 30 inches in diameter measured at 4 ft 6 in up from ground level.
If you are unsure, please contact Wanda Lilly, City Arborist.
Other than just Live Oaks, what other trees are protected?
There are different rules and regulations that apply to commercial and residential properties.
Please check the city ordinance guidelines regarding tree removal or call Wanda Lilly with any questions.
Phone: (843) 455-8563
I have a questions about trees, who do I contact?