City of Auburn Tree-Related Ordinances

  1. Tree Commission

Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Rebecca Richardson

Parks & Recreation Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  2. Email:

The City of Auburn has enacted several ordinances that deal with trees and other landscaping issues.

Municipal Tree Ordinance (City Ordinance #1875)

The Municipal Tree Ordinance recognizes the value of urban trees and deals with tree maintenance and protection. It also provides guidelines for the removal, relocation, alteration, planting, and replacement of trees on or near public property, as well as establishing the duties of the Tree Commission.

To read the Municipal Tree Ordinance, click here.

Zoning Ordinance

The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance (as it relates to the Tree Commission) is to cover tree planting requirements for development and redevelopment on commercial and residential property. Most of the regulations that cover landscaping and trees are contained in Articles VII and VIII.

To read the Zoning Ordinance, click here.

To browse other sections of the City Code, please click here.