I Think They Are Going to Cut Trees Down – Yikes!

Permits are not required for all tree cutting and trimming. Please refer to the following link for accurate information. http://www.miamigov.com/planning/treeprotection.html

Familiarize yourself with the Tree Protection Chapter 17 in the Miami Code of Ordinances:
https://www.municode.com/library/fl/miami/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIITHCO_CH17ENPR_ARTIIENPRDI

If you observe a possible violation:

  1. Ask to see the tree cutting permit to verify that cutting is code compliant.
  2. If no permit is produced, ask tree trimmer to stop work until a permit is obtained and contact the property owner. Sometimes new owners are not aware of the tree cutting restrictions in Coconut Grove so your intervention would be helpful.
  3. Take a photo of the trees involved. Do not trespass onto private property to take photographs or gather information.
  4. Collect and preserve information about tree trimming service involved (name of company, phone number, license number or whatever is available or take a photo of vehicle with pertinent information).
  5. Contact Department of Code Compliance 305-416-2087 or 311.
  6. If no response, contact Quatisha Oguntoyinbo-Rashad- She has been very responsive and helpful in the past.
    Chief of Environmental Resources 305-416-2038
  7. The NET Office, Madelin Pacheco@miamigov.com, Administrator, (305) 960-4670.
  8. As a last resort, call the police non-emergency number 305-579-6111.

Helpful Contacts for Tree Protection

Tree Protection Contact

Email: EnvironmentalRes@miamigov.com
Phone: 305-416-1400

Chief of Environmental Resources Contact

Quatisha Oguntoyinbo-Rashad
Email: QOguntoyinbo-Rashad@miamigov.com
Phone: 305-416-2038

Helpful Links for Tree Protection

Home Page http://www.miamigov.com/planning/treeprotection.html

How do I find out if a property has a tree permit?
Please contact the Environmental Resources Division at 305-416-1551 or website at http://portal.miamigov.com/landmanagement

Tree Permit Process

http://www.miamigov.com/planning/docs/trees/Tree_Permit_Process_and_Checklists.pdf

Tree FAQs

http://www.miamigov.com/planning/docs/trees/FAQs_updated_110915.pdf

 

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