The City Arborist Program administers the City of Austin's Tree Ordinance and issues permits to remove or impact regulated trees. On private property, the City regulates three classifications of trees: 8- to 18-inch diameter, Protected Trees, and Heritage Trees. Tree preservation requirements are detailed in Section 3 of the Environmental Criteria Manual.
Learn about tree regulations, what impacts require a permit, and other factors to keep in mind when building near trees on residential property.
Learn about regulated trees and the tree review process on residential property.
Learn about regulated trees and the tree review process on multifamily properties and projects that require a Site Plan.
Apply for a permit to remove a tree that is dead, diseased, or an imminent danger to people or property.
What to do if you suspect unpermitted activity is impacting regulated trees near you.
We define some of the commonly used — though not commonly understood — terms in tree preservation and permitting.