Can I build a seawall?

Yes, but the location of the seawall is dependent on if the property has an existing seawall that meets the definition of a Bulkhead in Town Code or if the existing shoreline stabilization on the property meets the definition of a Revetment in Town Code. If the property does not have an existing seawall as defined by Town Code, other options are available such as a riprap or an upland retaining wall. All options require permitting with the Town. Prior to submitting a permit application, the Town recommends having a pre-application meeting with Natural Resources and Planning staff. Staff are able to help determine if the existing shoreline stabilization meets the definition of a bulkhead or revetment, and will provide the replacement options available as determined by Code. All applications must include authorizations from all other applicable entities such as Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Army Corps of Engineers, and Homeowner’s Association. Please contact Planning and Zoning at 561-741-2323 with questions.

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1. Can I remove trees or vegetation in a residential neighborhood?
2. Can I remove mangroves?
3. I want to trim mangroves on my property. Do I need to hire a Professional Mangrove Trimmer, or can I trim the mangroves?
4. I want to hire a tree/landscape company - Do you have anyone you can recommend?
5. I want to hire a tree/landscape business. Are they registered with the town?
6. Who do I contact if I have a question about trees or landscape in the medians or along the Right Of Way?
7. My neighbors tree branches, roots, shrubs, or yard clippings are coming into my yard - can the town do something about this?
8. If a tree/landscape is on my property line we don't know who owns it - can the town come and tell us?
9. There is a dead tree on my property – Will the town remove it? Do I need a permit to remove a dead tree?
10. There is a dead tree in the Right of Way or alley way - who do I call about removal?
11. There is a dead tree in my neighbors' yard - I am afraid it will fall on my house, what can I do?
12. I want to remove a tree or modify landscaping on a commercial property - do I need permission?
13. Do I need a "Clearing" or "Vegetation Removal" permit to clear or remove exotic and/or prohibited plant species from my property?
14. Someone is cutting a tree down or removing landscaping - who do I call to report it?
15. Who trims the seagrapes along the beach? Why do they seem overgrown?
16. What are the lighting regulations on the beach to protect the sea turtle nesting?
17. Do I need a permit to build a dock or boatlift on my property?
18. Can I build a seawall?
19. What are the current watering restrictions?