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​​The following information is from the Land Develo​pment Code Chapter 14, Article V, Section 14-412.

What is the Criteria for Granting a Vegetation/Tree Removal Permit for a Hazard Tree? 

​The administrator shall approve a permit for issuance for the removal of any protected tree if the administrator finds one or more of the following conditions is present:

  • Trees which pose a safety hazard to pedestrian or vehicular traffic or threaten to cause disruption to public utility services.​
  • ​​Trees which pose a safety hazard to existing buildings or structures.
  • Trees which prevent reasonable access to a lot or parcel so long as the proposed access point complies with all other county regulations.
  • Diseased trees which are a hazard to people, buildings or other improvements on a lot or parcel or to other trees.
  • Trees so weakened by age, storm, fire or other injury as to, in the opinion of the administrator, jeopardize the life and limb of persons or cause a hazard to property.
  • Trees which prevent the lawful development of a lot or parcel or the physical use thereof.
  • The administrator may require that a tree protected by this article be relocated on the same lot or parcel in lieu of removal.