Please fill in the below application to file for a Residential Arbor Permit. Our department will process your request and contact you within five business days. If you have any questions please contact the City Arborist at: (407) 327-5976.

Submit Residential Arbor Permit Application

*Required if homeowner is not doing the removal


(Initial) I certify the trees to be cut fit into one of the following categories as checked:
(YES or No) Trees located on building and construction sites, and to be replaced
(YES or No) Trees within ten feet of proposed or existing structures*
(YES or No) Trees that are approved by City Forester to be replaced elsewhere on the property
(YES or No) Trees that are exotic invasive species (FLEPPC #1)
(YES or No) Trees severely diseased, or severely injured, dead
(YES or No) Trees that interfere with provision of public utility installments
(YES or No) Sec. 5-4(b) 6. As relates to governmental projects

*Replacement requirements to be determined by the City Arborist

(Initial) I hereby acknowledge that the above information is correct and agree to conform to City of Winter Springs zoning regulations and building codes. I agree if any public property is damaged, I will restore it to the original condition. I agree that this application allows the Arborist to enter my property for the purposes of inspection.
(Initial) I certify that any replacement plants will be installed within 60 days from the date of tree removal(s) and I will be responsible for arranging re-inspections, if required.
(Initial) I understand a permit fee and replacements may be required for tree removals.

Applicant: (Please type your Name)
Signature: (Typing your Name here certifies that all the Information entered is correct)

  • All trees, whether for replacement or installation, MUST be at least a Florida Grades and Standards #1. Tree species designated by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council as exotic and invasive may not be used as replacement plantings. Acceptable replacement plants are listed in the Arbor Ordinance 2011-16. All planted trees MUST survive for at least one full year or be replanted.
  • Winter Springs is designated "TREE CITY USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

City Code 5.9(e)

Contractor License Required; Contractor Obtaining Permits. Any person or entity engaged in the business of tree removal or pruning shall be licensed by the City on an annual basis. Licenses may be obtained from the City by completing an application prepared by the City and paying the required license fee. The license application shall contain at a minimum the name, address, and telephone number of the contractor and a copy of the contractor's occupational license and proof of liability and worker's compensation insurance. It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to engage in the business of tree removal or pruning within the City of Winter Springs without a license required under this subsection. It shall also be unlawful for any such person or entity to fail to obtain a permit on behalf of a property owner pursuant to Section 5-4(a) of this Chapter.