Apply for a Natural Resource Site and Subdivision Permit


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A permit from our Natural Resources unit is required on all site development and subdivision projects prior to beginning any land alteration activities. This includes any activity which removes vegetation from or changes the topography of the land, but excludes activities undertaken to maintain existing grounds.


Fees vary and will be determined during the application process


  • Activity type
    • Tree removal (number, trunk diameter, type)
    • Grubbing (type of vegetation)
    • Cleaning (type of vegetation)
    • Grading
    • Excavating (cubic yards to be removed off-site)
    • Filling (type, source and cubic yards)
    • Required landscaping
  • Activity reason(s)
    • Subdivision infrastructure development
    • Subdivision lot development (specify by block and lot)
    • Commercial project (e.g., multifamily residential, mobile home park, office, retail, church, fire station, wastewater treatment plant, industrial complex, etc.)
    • Tree transplanting (indicating the proposed transplanting methods)
    • Unhealthy or damaged tree(s)
    • Other (specify)
  • Is the property being rezoned
    • If yes, what zoning district
    • Zoning petition number
    • Property's current land use
    • Counseled by a Development staff member?
      • If yes, by whom
    • Any zoning or code violation?
      • If yes, the nature of the violation
  • Project title
  • Address of property
  • Subdivision name, block and lot
  • Section/township/range
  • Folio number
  • Directions to property
  • Contact's email address:
  • Owner's name, phone and address
  • Applicant's name (if other than Owner) phone and address
  • Person, firm or corporation physically conducting work, phone and address

Things To Consider

What's Next

  1. Staff will:
    • review the application packet for completeness
    • assign an application review number
    • answer any questions you may have about the application
  2. Within 15 working days of receiving the application, Natural Resources staff will review the application, and we will issue a permit within 20 working days subject to approval from all reviewing agencies
    • If approved, we will send the the permit via email and first class mail
  3. If the permit application is not approved, we will send you a letter indicating conditions for resubmittal or reasons for denial of the permit application
  4. We may include conditions and safeguards as part of the permit
  5. Any person affected by the decision to approve, approve with conditions, or deny a permit may request a Land Use Hearing Officer to review the decision

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(813) 272-5600 ext. 39404

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