Each homeowner is responsible for trees on his or her porperty. You should maintain a least 3 hardwoods at all time per City of Clermont Code.
Per city code over trimming or removal without a permitt can result in a fine and replacement od the tree or trees.
The trees in the common areas and the perimeter on the Community are maintained by the HOA.
Form the City Website:
Tree trimming is covered in the Land Development Code (LDC), Section 118-35 Maintenance and pruning – which follows the pruning recommendations of the National Arborist Association. Trees shall not be severely pruned in order to permanently maintain growth at a reduced height or spread, or for commercial uses to simply cut out in order to see a sign or building. Tree abuse includes hatracking, excessive pruning, topping, etc. Basically, trees should be allowed to grow naturally, but can benefit from proper care. Please check with th Planning and Zoning Department BEFORE allowing someone to ruin your trees.
Tree removal is covered in the LDC, Sections 118-111 through 118-113 – Any tree removal requires a permit BEFORE cutting. Permits are available in the Planning and Zoning Department section of this website, or at (and submitted in) Clermont City Hall. There are several criteria for removal, and replacement may be required. The health of a tree and safety of the property owners are considerations and an inspection is part of the process.
Please call the Planning and Zoning Department at 352-394-4083 if you have any questions about tree trimming or removal.