Do I need a permit to cut down trees in my yard?
Removal of one or two individual trees to protect life or property is allowed without a permit or plan. Photos should be taken of the trees before they are removed to document why they needed to be removed. The stumps should remain in place wherever possible to limit the amount of disturbed area.

The removal of trees in an area 5,000 square feet or greater may require a Tree Conservation Plan. Contact the Environmental Planning Section at 301-952-3650 for information related to the requirements.

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1. Do I need a permit to cut down trees in my yard?
2. Do I need a Tree Conservation Plan or can I receive a waiver?
3. What information do I need to apply for an exemption?
4. What environmental information is available on the web?
5. Is my property in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area?
6. Are there wetlands on my property?
7. Is there a floodplain on my property?
8. My basement has flooded from all this rain! What can I do?
9. How do I register my boat or obtain information about hunting and fishing licenses?
10. When are the Hunter Safety Courses?
11. What can I do about nuisance or injured wildlife in or around my home?