Planning Permits - Do I need a permit to clear my land or remove a tree?

The landowner of a residential lot does not need a permit to clear their property or to remove a tree; however, a commercial or industrial landowner should consider existing vegetation for green space and buffers as part of the site plan permitting process requirements.  The County’s buffer standards can be found the County Code here. Buffers are in Land Development Codes under Chapter 13.

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1. Who do I call for zoning information?
2. Where can I find a copy of the zoning code?
3. Are mobile homes allowed?
4. What is a Class B mobile home/What is a Class A mobile home?
5. Is my property/house in a regulated flood zone?
6. Do I need flood insurance?
7. Does the County have an Elevation Certificate for my property?
8. Agriculture - Is my property agriculturally zoned?
9. Agriculture - Is my property agriculturally exempt?
10. Agriculture - How do I get an agricultural exemption building permit application?
11. Agriculture - Can I have farm animals on this parcel?
12. Agriculture - How many livestock may I have on this parcel?
13. Agriculture - How many chickens may I have on this parcel?
14. Agriculture - Can I have both livestock and chickens on this parcel?
15. How do I get an address?
16. Can I change my address?
17. What is an easement?
18. Who maintains my easement?
19. Planning Permits - How far from the property line does my fence have to be?
20. Planning Permits - Do I need a permit to clear my land or remove a tree?
21. Planning Permits - Can I build a storage building on a vacant parcel?
22. Planning Permits - Can I use a shipping container for storage?
23. Planning Permits - Where can I find zoning applications online?
24. Planning Permits - How do I submit a site development application?
25. Planning Permits - Do I need an event/festival permit?
26. Are there deed restrictions/covenants in my development; what do they say and where can I get a copy?
27. Does the County enforce deed restrictions?
28. Do I need The Villages Architectural Review (ARC) approval before applying for a permit?
29. Can I stay on my property in an RV?
30. Can I camp on my vacant property?
31. Do I need a Business Tax/Occupational License?
32. Is there a County permit I need to apply for to do short-term rentals on my property located in unincorporated Sumter County?
33. Does Sumter County have impact fees?