Do You Need a Permit to Cut Down a Tree?

Wondering if You Need a Permit to Cut Down a Tree?


Having a beautifully landscaped property to enjoy at the end of the long day is great. However, it does take time, energy, and effort to maintain a property and to keep it aesthetically pleasing. One of the ways you can maintain your property’s appearance is by trimming or cutting down your trees when necessary. Needing a tree cut down on your property can be a daunting task. Whether you’re needing to cut down a tree because it’s overgrown, broken, or a safety hazard, there are a lot of facets to think through before you simply start chopping. Good news is, in the state of Florida, there is no need to obtain a permit to cut down a tree. This means that you don’t have to worry about going through the steps of obtaining a permit or application from your local government to prune, cut, or remove your trees.


Although a home/property owner doesn’t need to obtain a permit to cut down a tree, there are still a lot of factors to consider. The task at hand can appear simple enough, yet cutting down a tree can be incredibly difficult and dangerous. To ensure that the tree is cut down and removed properly, hiring a professional is your best option to keep you, your family, and property safe. The team here at Anderson Tree Care has the specific tools and techniques to make certain that everything goes smoothly and safely. If you’re interested in our tree services, we’re more than happy to answer all of your questions!


Signs a tree need to be cut: 

  • Broken, hanging, or dead branches
  • A hollow or leaning tree
  • Trees with damaged roots
  • Trunk with open cavities, cracks, and splits
  • A tree too close to the house
  • A structurally weak tree


Call Anderson Tree Care today for your FREE estimate! Your Ocala Arborist is here for you day in and day out!

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