The City Arborist Program is responsible for issuing tree permits to remove or construct within close proximity of a protected or heritage tree for residential & commercial properties. These regulations are designed to achieve a balance of re-forestation and preservation to achieve the best long-term benefit for the community.
Where do I find the regulations for protected and heritage trees?
A Tree Ordinance Review Application (TORA) may be submitted, paid, and printed through our online web portal, Austin Build + Connect (ABC). You will be required to create an online account before proceeding with the application proces.
Click here for instructions on how to create an account, submit an application, and pay applicable fees. After you have created an online account, and need assistance with the registration process, you may Live Chat with a staff member Monday - Friday, 7:45 am to 4:45 pm. You may also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org