BREVARD COUNTY LANDSCAPE/LAND CLEARING AFFIDAVIT
BUILDING PERMIT NUMBER________________________________________
OF PARCEL IN ACRES
LAND CLEARING – Land Clearing means the removal or cutting down of vegetation, including
trees, root-raking on any site, parcel or lot. This does not include allowable mowing, trimming
or pruning so as to maintain vegetation in a healthy, viable condition. Check to Acknowledge:
1. Will any trees be removed?
2. Will any shrubs, small trees under 4 feet tall or palmetto be removed?
3. Will any type of root raking be required?
Unless specifically exempted by Section 62-4334, a permit shall be required prior to any land
clearing activities. Land clearing of native vegetation is not permitted in wetlands,
surface water protection buffer or waterward of the Brevard County Coastal Setback Line. Please contact
this office prior to clearing non-native vegetation in these sensitive areas, as proper procedures should
be observed. Check to acknowledge:
All Landscaping shall comply with Chapter 62, Article XIII, Division 2 Code of Ordinances of Brevard
County, Florida, relating to Landscaping, Land Clearing and Tree Protection.
Permits MUST show the Area of Alteration on the survey. The area of alteration is any area that is cut,
cleared, disturbed, graded or filled. Any area of alteration one acre or more must obtain a National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) Permit from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (407-897-4100).
Permits that show preserved trees must provide details on Root Protection Zones during construction.
Depending on the size of your property, canopy coverage and mandatory
preservation may be required
pursuant to Brevard County Code Section 62-4339. Tree size is determined by Diameter at Breast Height
(DBH). Requirements are as follows:
Parcels 1.25 Acres or Less
Show area of alteration, silt fence and indicate any trees to be preserved.
Parcels 1.26 to 2.5 Acres
Show area of alteration, silt fence, provide tree survey, indicate any trees or vegetation to be preserved
and show all specimen trees (24-inch DBH or greater) on survey. Natural Resources will perform a site
inspection before permit is issued.