Tree Trimming Information
- Only clear damaged vegetation that has fallen and constitutes a hazard to life or property. Take pictures to prove there was a hazard in case a complaint is filed.
- Native vegetation can only be removed if permits are obtained.
- Property owners may remove up to 10 trees of non-native vegetation without a permit, but removal of more than 10 non-native trees will require a permit from Monroe County.
- Municipalities within Monroe County may have different rules, please check with them.
A list of native trees as well as more information on the permitting requirements for the pruning and removal of native vegetation can be found in Sections 114-103 and Chapter 118-9 of the Monroe County Land Development Code at www.monroecounty-fl.gov/codes or directly linked at https://library.municode.com/fl/monroe_county/codes/land_development_code?nodeId=CH114DEST_ARTIVLA_S114-103REMAPRRELABU and https://library.municode.com/fl/monroe_county/codes/land_development_code?nodeId=CH118ENPR_ARTIINGE_S118-9CLAL.
To Report Illegal Clearing
To report illegal clearing or vegetation, visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/codecomplaint.