Tree Permits

 

Important: To remove a tree within the town limits you must first apply for a tree permit.

Below are instructions for how to get a permit.

Steps to Follow for Tree Removal 

1. Choose a licensed arborist from the list of Arborists with Contractor Registration Permits.   You can call several different arborists, most will provide a free quote.

2. Have the licensed arborist you want to hire fill out the Tree Removal Application. Tree Removal Application

 

3. Scan and email or drop off your application to the Town Hall utility office. 

Email: ktortorich@abitaspringsla.gov

 

3. The Public Works Clerk will review your application.  You will be notified once the paperwork is processed.  

 

The following are the two possible outcomes:

 

A. A permit will be issued, and you can proceed with cutting. You can view issued permits here.

 

B. A permit is not issued because the tree you are requesting be removed was identified as a protected species and you are required to have an inspection by the town arborist to receive a permit.

If you are required to have an inspection by the town arborist, you will need to pay the $40 fee.  

 

Please drop off payment to the Utilities Office. 

The inspection fee is $40.00 and can be paid with check or cash.  

Protected Tree Species: 

Cypress

Live Oak

Long Leaf Pine

Magnolia

Kristin Tortorich

Public Works Director

(985) 892-0711

Extension 3959 

Ktortorich@abitaspringsla.gov

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00-4:00

Arborists with Contractor Registration Permits

(Contractor Registration Permits are required to work within town limits)

All are licensed and insured

Acadian Stump & Tree Removal

985-285-​9827

 

Divine Equipment, LLC

985-590-2290

JJ's Tree Removal

985-966-7116

 

Lagniappe Tree Works

985-893-1840

My Tree Service- Earl Gregory

985-966-tree

RPR Tree Service, LLC

985-778-6177

Zeigler Tree Service

(985) 893-0991

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