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Reporting a Potential Tree Removal Violation

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Please note: Effective July 1, 2021, Florida Statutes, as amended by Senate Bill 60, require a name and address to be provided in order to report potential violations of codes and ordinances for investigation.

Reporting a Potential Tree Removal Violation

Protected tree removal, in general. No person shall cut down, remove, relocate, damage, destroy, or in any manner abuse any protected tree in the city, until such work is authorized by a permit issued by the PDD. Removal of a protected tree without a permit is an irreparable or irreversible violation. An application for protected tree removal shall be granted when it is determined that criteria in Table 284.2.4 of the Tampa Municipal Code have been met.


What type of tree removal violations you can report?
  • Tree removed without an appropriate permit
  • The tree has not been declared “dangerous” by Natural Resources or a Certified Arborist
  • Removal of small trees and understory vegetation by mechanical equipment without a permit

Have you checked if the address has a tree removal permit?

You can check in Accela (the City’s permitting system) if a permit has been obtained for a tree removal


Submitting a Tree Removal Violation

Use the below form to submit your request. To assist us in providing you the most accurate information available, please make sure to include detailed information on the below questions:

Name


Name

Address


Address

Address of the property you are reporting


Address of the property you are reporting

Please provide any additional details so that we can help you better


Please include a drawing or photo to help illustrate the potential violation


One file only.
5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, pdf, doc, docx.
20 MB limit per form.

Note: All information submitted by this form or via email becomes a public record to the extent provided by law. 

Other References: Sec. 27-287.25. - Enforcement authority; penalties; remedies.