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 404.865.8487.
When Do I Need a Permit?
You need a permit to remove, destroy, or injure any tree on city-owned property, regardless of size.
You need a permit to remove, destroy, or injure any tree of 6 inches or greater diameter-at-breast-height (dbh) on private property. There are no exceptions, either by species or present condition.
Dead and Dying Trees
You need a permit to remove dead and dying trees from private property.
These permits can be obtained free of charge by contacting the Arborist Division.
Contact Information for Permit Requests
For concerns about trees on public property, including the right-of-way, contact the Forestry Division of the Office of Parks at 404.546.6813.
Call the Arborist Division at 404.865.8487 or 404.330.6874 for an inspection.
You may also apply online by registering for an account here.