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State law prohibits cities from requiring permit to cut down trees

Thursday, July 18, 2019  

By Fox 13

If you have a tree causing problems in your yard, you no longer need a permit to cut it down under a new Florida law. Cities used to require a permit and approval from an arborist, but new state law does away with permits.

But it is not a free-for-all on trees. Under the new state law, homeowners must get an arborist's evaluation saying the tree is dangerous before doing anything.

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