Cobb County Tree Ordinance – Within Unincorporated Cobb
Permit Required: Yes (For Land Disturbance)
If you are doing any major land work and plan to remove trees, you must submit a plan to replant trees in the place of those being removed. Healthy trees may not be removed from any protected zones unless there is documentation of economic hardship or dead, dying, diseased or hazardous trees.
Dead trees shall not be allowed to exist or to be maintained on any premises which are hazardous to persons on the adjacent property. A finding by a registered forester or certified arborist (as contracted by a person on adjacent property) shall constitute prima facie evidence that a tree is in danger of falling upon adjacent lots or public streets due to the death of the tree. In the event that the tree is found to be dangerous by the registered forester or certified arborist, the property owner shall be responsible for 50 percent of the cost of such registered forester or certified arborist.
There must be a total site density factor of no less than 15 units per acre. For more information and specifications about the Cobb County Tree Ordinance and permitting process, please visit their website.
Mr. Jerry Lanham, Code Enforcement Manager