Do I need a permit to relocate a tree?

Yes, a permit is required if the tree is in excess of 10 feet in height or if the trunk measures 3 inches diameter breast height or greater. For more information contact the Landscape Division 954-693-8088 or

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. What is the cost to obtain a tree removal/relocation permit and why is a permit fee necessary?
3. Do I need a permit if the tree I am taking down is an invasive exotic species?
4. Can I take the tree down myself or do I need to hire a professional tree service company?
5. Do I need to replace a tree if I remove it?
6. Do I need a permit to relocate a tree?
7. When building a single family home or addition to an existing home, do I need the services of a landscape architect?
8. How many and what type of trees and shrubs do I need for a single family homesite?
9. How close to my house or sidewalk can I plant a tree?
10. Can I prune a tree myself and are there any regulations regarding pruning?