Old Live Oak

Volusia County Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the public health, safety, and welfare to protect and preserve trees in Volusia County, and the Tree Preservation Ordinance states when a tree removal permit is required. Since tree permits are handled differently depending on whether the proposed development is residential or non-residential, please use the appropriate application below. If the tree removal is to be permitted in conjunction with a building permit, non-residential development, or subdivision, a separate tree permit application is not required.

Council Approved Changes to Chapter 72

Quick links

Tree preservation ordinance [PDF]
Glossary of terms [PDF]
List of specimen trees [PDF]
List of exempt trees [PDF]
Acceptable tree replacement [PDF]

Residential stand-alone tree permit application [PDF]
Residential tree permit details

Non-residential stand-alone tree permit application [PDF]
Non-residential stand-alone tree permit instructions [PDF]
Non-residential tree permit details

Frequently asked questions [PDF

Other links of interest

Trees are good
Tree owner information
Benefits of trees   [PDF]
Tree values   [PDF]
The value of trees
Tree selection and placement   [PDF]
New tree planting   [PDF]
Recognizing tree risk   [PDF]
Is my tree safe   [PDF]
Why topping hurts trees   [PDF]
Why hire an arborist   [PDF]
Why hire a Certified Arborist
Find an arborist
Verify a credential
International Society of Arboriculture
Alliance for Community Trees
Florida Association of Native Nurseries (for industry professionals)
Florida Association of Native Nurseries (for property owners and gardeners)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Forest Service (formerly Division of Forestry)
Silviculture Best Management Practices Manual
Plant Finder
Invasive Exotic Plant List
Laurel wilt disease information

Keith Abrahamson
Specialist III

Julie McCrystal
Permitting Coordinator
ext. 12093

Staff and Contacts [PDF]