Tree Removal & Grand Tree Pruning Permits

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Tree Permits

Many trees in the City of Dunedin cannot be removed, and Grand trees cannot be pruned without first submitting a Tree Permit Application. Step by step instructions are provided below:

Step 1.Complete the Application

Step 2.Submit the Application

  • A $25 processing fee must be summitted with the application.
  • Applications will be processed by the City's Permitting Department and forwarded to the City Arborist for final review.
  • A notice of approval or denial will be sent to you via email.

Step 3.Contractor Requirements

  • All tree removal applications must have the contractor section completed.
  • The contractor chosen must be registered with the City of Dunedin's Permitting Department annually in order to perform any type of arboricultural work within Dunedin. 
  • Contractor registration information and requirements are handled solely by Dunedin's Permitting Division.
  • Questions regarding contractors can be directed to or 727-298-3210.

Step 4.Permit Status

  • Questions about permit status and processing shall be directed to the City's Permitting Department at or call 727-298-3210.

Step 5.Approval or Denial

  • Questions about the approval or denial of a Tree Removal Application shall be directed to the City Arborist at
Frequently Asked Questions

View Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 197KB) to find out if you need a permit to remove, plant, or prune a tree.

Pre-Approved List for Required Tree Planting

View the Pre-Approved List for Required Tree Planting(PDF, 383KB)
Any proposal to deviate from the list must be approved by the City Arborist. To contact the City Arborist, call 727-298-3279 or email

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