Unincorporated Amelia Island Tree Ordinance

Purpose and Intent

The purpose of this ordinance is to provide standards and regulations to ensure a minimum number of trees on any lot or parcel, protect and preserve native tree species, protect and preserve the natural landscape, foster and encourage maintenance of natural vegetation, and minimize loss of trees to development within the unincorporated areas of Amelia Island.

Note on FL state statute 163.045 – Tree Pruning, Trimming, or Removal on Residential Property, prohibits local municipalities from requiring a tree removal permit for residential property if the owner has obtained documentation (Tree Risk Assessment Report) by an ISA certified arborist stating that a tree presents an imminent danger to persons or property.