Ordinance Enforcment Officer
4040 S. Berkeley Lake Rd. NW
Ph: (770) 368 9484 Ext. 103
Monday - Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The City of Berkeley Lake is committed to tree preservation and regulates tree removal on all properties throughout the city in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 42, Article VII, Buffers, Landscape and Trees.
Prior to any tree being removed, a permit must be obtained from the ordinance enforcement officer
. Failure to obtain a permit prior to tree removal shall result in the issuance of a citation and summons to appear in municipal court.
Tree Removal on Residential Lots
The city regulates tree removal on single-family residential lots by requiring a property owner to obtain a permit prior to removing any tree. A permit is required so that the city can ensure that the property complies with the minimum tree density standard of 32 tree density units per acre.
Any homeowner desiring to remove trees should submit a completed Application for Tree Removal Permit
to the ordinance enforcement officer. Once a tree removal permit is issued it is valid for 90 days. Failure to have trees removed within 90 days will result in the need to obtain a new tree removal permit prior to tree removal.
Tree Permit Flow Chart
City Approved Tree Lists
Homeowner Guide to Tree Removal
Appendix A - Street Trees