Beginning October 1, 2022, new permit application fees for Water and Navigation related activities are in effect.

Mangroves are protected by the State’s Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act and cannot be trimmed unless you qualify for an exemption or obtain a permit.

Pinellas County biologists and arborists work closely with homeowners and trimmers to ensure all trimming meets the requirements of the county’s ordinance for Mangrove Trimming and Preservation (Chapter 58, Article XVI).

Use the links below below to see if you qualify for an exemption or need a permit for mangrove trimming or to find registered mangrove trimmers. If you have questions, call (727) 453-3385.