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Many types of trees within our city are protected and cannot be removed without a permit. It pays to check first. A fine can be assessed for removing a protected tree without a permit. Unless specifically listed as an "unprotected tree", any tree that has a diameter of six inches or more is protected and may not be removed except as provided in Section 34-425 of the Land Development Code. To remove a protected tree, please submit a tree removal application (PDF) to our department for review. If the proposed tree meets the criteria for removal, a tree removal permit will be issued accordingly.
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A nuisance is defined as permitting any condition to exist that essentially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property, or tends to depreciate the property value of others.
Overgrown grass; garbage or debris accumulation; a dilapidated building unfit for habitation; inoperable motor vehicles in a front lawn... Consult the Jacksonville Beach Code of Ordinances for a full description.