Tree Removal Permit

A tree removal permit is required for removal of any protected tree on a commercial, industrial, or residential property greater than one acre.

Online Application Process
  • For an easy, step-by-step permit application process visit our City of Gulf Shores Online Licensing and Permitting Portal.
  • Find the Tree Removal Permit in the Planning and Zoning section of the portal.
  • Before beginning the application process, make sure you have all materials necessary from the Tree Removal Checklist.
  • Fill out the online application and attach all required documents.
  • Once you have submitted your application, please allow for a five day processing period. You will be able to see the status of your application at any time from your portal account home page.
Physical Application Process
  • Fill out the General Planning and Zoning Application.
  • Submit completed Planning and Zoning Application with all Tree Removal Checklist materials to:
    City of Gulf Shores Planning and Zoning Department
    205 Clubhouse Drive Suite B
    P.O. Box 299
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
  • Please allow for a five day review process once we have received your application. At the end of the review process we will contact you with the resulting status of the permit application.
Documents and Materials Required Fees
  • $250 - Permit Fee
Additional Information