Mangroves are protected by the State's "Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act" and the enforcement of this statute has been delegated to Pinellas County. The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners subsequently adopted a countywide ordinance regulating the trimming of mangroves.
Staff biologists and arborists work closely with homeowners and trimmers to protect the important functions of these plant communities and ensure that all trimming is consistent with Pinellas County’s Mangrove Trimming and Preservation (Chapter 58, Article XVI) .
To trim mangroves in Pinellas County, you must either qualify for an exemption or obtain a permit. For questions, please call (727) 453-3385.
- Professional Mangrove Trimmers Registered in Pinellas County Listing
- Professional Mangrove Trimmers Registration and Renewal Form