If you live in Pinellas county, there are no permits required for tree pruning only for tree removals. O’Neil’s will apply for, secure and pay for any standard residential permits. We have seen condominium units able to have trees permitted for removal on this basis. But ultimately the City in which you live has wide discretion, whether it be because of the size of your property and whatever their criteria currently are, to decide to require a commercial permit. This permit is much more, usually around $450, and would become an extra cost for you. We know the personnel in the tree permitting department at numerous cities in Pinellas county and we will do what we could to secure the permit as cheaply as possible.