|Tree Removal Permits|
Report Unpermitted Tree Activity
To find out if a permit has been issued for tree removal or if you suspect unpermitted destruction of a tree, call the Arborist Division at 404.330.6874.
When Do I Need a Permit?
Dead and Dying Trees
Contact Information for Permit Requests
If you need a permit to remove a tree that presents an imminent hazard (such as storm damage or heaving roots), call Jorge Rivera, Arboricultural Manager, at 404.330.6328 or Frank Mobley, Senior Arborist, at 404.330.6076. If the emergency occurs during non-working hours, you may remove the hazardous tree but you must leave a message conveying the circumstances, take two photographs to document the condition of the tree, and follow up to obtain a permit within five working days of the removal. If the information submitted does not demonstrate the tree presented an imminent hazard, the city arborist may assess recompense and a fine under the provisions of the tree ordinance.
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