Are there requirements for tree protection and landscaping?
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 912-472-5030 to discuss the details of your proposed tree or landscaping project.

The City of Tybee Island's tree regulations are within Article 7 of the Land Development Code. A permit is required prior to removing a tree. A permit is not required for planting trees, pruning trees, or for small landscaping projects. Installing or repairing a lawn sprinkler system requires a permit. A permit may be required prior to beginning a project that will affect the drainage of the property or disturb more than 100 square feet of dirt.

For all properties, the greenspace ordinance (Land Development Code Section 3-165) requires a minimum of 65% of the required setback area to remain in a vegetative state.

Native plants and conservation landscaping are encouraged. One source for information about native plants appropriate for your specific conditions is the University of Georgia's Marine Extension Service database.

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1. Will I need a building permit?
2. How do I get a business license and what does one cost?
3. Why are zoning and land use so important in the City?
4. What can you tell me about parking requirements, height restrictions and other regulations?
5. Who does building inspections and why do I need them?
6. What do I need to know about signs and exterior lighting?
7. Can I show or sell merchandise outside?
8. Are there requirements for tree protection and landscaping?
9. Who do I ask about stormwater management and public utilities?
10. Who does fire inspections?
11. I'm having a yard sale, or my organization is hosting a special event, can I put up signs to advertise it?
12. What about other questions that I need answered?