Can I remove a tree in a residential neighborhood?
It depends on whether you live in a neighborhood with an HOA or not.

ANSWER (a): If you live in a neighborhood with a Home Owners Association, you do not need Town approval, only Home Owners Association approval. The only exception is if it is a street tree or a tree located on an undeveloped lot, then you will need Town approval. First contact to the Town with a Pre-application conference and then a formal application made to the town by the Home Owners Association. If the property is not part of a developed subdivision, or received site plan approval with conditions related to vegetation removal, please contact Natural Resources for more information.

ANSWER (b): If you do not live in a neighborhood with a Home Owners Association or live in an older neighborhood (see list below), you do not need town approval to remove a tree if it is located on a developed lot. These older neighborhoods are exempt since there were not approvals that required a minimum amount of landscaping. If the property is not part of a developed subdivision, or received site plan approval with conditions related to vegetation removal, please contact Natural Resources for more information.

These older neighborhoods are: Pine Gardens North, Pine Gardens South, East View Manor,
Jupiter River Estates, Penn Park, Brentwood North, Brentwood South, Riverside Drive Park, Olympus, North Palm Beach Heights, Most streets north/south of Center Street.

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1. Can I remove a tree in a residential neighborhood?
2. Can I remove mangroves?
3. I want to trim mangroves on my property. Do I need to hire a certified mangrove trimmer, or can I trim the mangroves?
4. I want to hire a tree/landscape company - Do you have anyone you can recommend?
5. I want to hire a tree/landscape business. Are they registered with the town?
6. Who do I contact if I have a question about trees or landscape in the medians or along the Right Of Way?
7. My neighbors tree/landscape is coming into my yard. I want the town to do something about it?
8. My neighbors tree roots or yard clippings are coming into my yard - can the town do something about this?
9. There is a dead tree on my property – Will the town remove it? Do I need a permit to remove a dead tree?
10. There is a dead tree in the Right of Way or alley way - who do I call about removal?
11. There is a dead tree in my neighbors' yard - I am afraid it will fall on my house, what can I do?
12. I want to remove a tree or modify landscaping on a commercial property - do I need permission?
13. Who trims the Seagrapes along the beach?
14. Who is in charge of the Indiantown Road roadway project or Indiantown road landscape medians?
15. Do I need a permit to build a dock or boatlift on my property?
16. Can I build a seawall?
17. If a tree/landscape is on my property line we don't know who owns it - can the town to come and tell us?
18. What are the lighting regulations on the beach to protect the seaturtle nesting?
19. What are the current water restrictions?
20. Someone is cutting a tree down or removing landscaping - who do I call to report it?
21. Do I need a "Clearing" or "Vegetation Removal" permit to clear or remove exotic and/or prohibited plant species from my property?