Do I have to obtain a permit to cut down a tree on my property?

Homeowners are required to obtain a tree removal permit to remove a tree that is located in a required Zoning Buffer, Conservation Area, Open Space, Chattahoochee River Corridor or designated Tree Save Area; or if the tree is a specimen tree (see below). If the tree is located outside of the previously mentioned areas, the homeowner can remove a tree from their property without a permit; however, property owners are required to keep at least two live trees and any specimen trees.

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1. Do I have to obtain a permit to cut down a tree on my property?
2. How do I apply for a tree removal permit?
3. Is there any cost for obtaining a tree removal permit?
4. How do I find out if I have a Buffer, Conservation or Open Space, or Tree Save Area on my property?
5. How do I find out if I live in the Chattahoochee River Corridor?
6. What is a specimen tree?
7. Can I remove a specimen tree that is located on my residential property?
8. What if the tree is dead, fallen or dying and it is located in a Buffer, Open Space, Conservation Space, Chattahoochee River Corridor, or Tree Save Area?
9. What do I do if a street tree has fallen which originated in the street right-of-way?