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Need info on clearing lot

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Hello all,
I need some info on having my lot cleared. Do I need a land change permit? What is the maximum amount of clearing I can do without one? I want to clear some brush but preserve the larger trees. I need to get an idea of how to design a house to have the smallest impact on the existing trees.
Also, can anyone recommend someone on STT that does that kind of work? I can do it myself if anyone can tell me where I can rent a chain saw. Any help would be appreciated.

Topic starter Posted : April 30, 2008 5:02 pm
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I believe you need a Minor Earth Change Permit from th DPNR office. I think you can fill out the form right at the office. Bring a copy of your property tax reciept and your check book. Call DPNR to confirm this so you don't waste time.

Posted : April 30, 2008 5:21 pm
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Hi Amanda,
I asked a similar question a month ago. Many people had ideas and insights... you might want to read through some of these:,80659,80902#msg-80902


Posted : April 30, 2008 8:40 pm

I have been told that on STX you can clear small brush and Tan Tan without a permit.

Posted : May 1, 2008 12:58 am
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Amanda, give Curreri & Co Realtors a call. I had a lot cleared a few times and they arranged it through someone who does a lot of such work. However, I just had the boundaries cleared and it sounds like you are wanting more extensive work. Still, I bet someone there can give advise you and even give you a name/#.

Posted : May 1, 2008 1:05 am
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It sounds like you just need a good weed whacker. Get a metal blade for it and you can cut one inch stuff.The earth change permit is for moving or exposing dirt. The rain water picks it up and takes it to the sea and it hurts the reef. The only issue is they only give out so many at a time in any one area. I don't see much need for a chain saw. Even with earth change permit you cant cut trees. Only building permit would let you do that and you would just knock them down at that point. Only people building seem to look at that stuff. From what I see going on home owners do what ever they want with there yard.

Posted : May 1, 2008 5:20 am
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