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The Landscaping Section of the Department of Sustainable Development oversees the landscaping aspects of the City’s development review and permitting process, to ensure development projects are evaluated based on compliance with the City’s landscape ordinance, implementation of adequate horticultural standards, sustainable landscape design and layout, as well as ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the City’s tree canopy.  The work involved includes review, inspection and enforcement of maintenance requirements to ensure landscape material meets code and equivalent replacement requirements are in place for tree removal applications.  Technical guidance and direction is provided in the application of Landscape Best Management Practices.

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We appreciate your business and each project is very important to us. In an effort to maintain exceptional service during this high-paced time and to allocate the resources needed to perform the reviews and inspections in a timely manner, the following actions have been incorporated to provide our neighbors with the review and discussion time necessary to help streamline the landscape review application process:

  • Landscaping Walk-In inquiries, for less complex matters, may be addressed in the lobby Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. only.
  • Landscaping Professional Day appointments available each Monday from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

To schedule a Landscaping Professional Day appointment with a Landscape Plans Examiner, please contact Karl Lauridsen at (954) 828-6071 or

Please visit LauderBuild to schedule a landscape inspection or view the LauderBuild FAQ for more information.

For Code Compliance complaints, please contact Code Compliance directly at (954) 828-6520, option 2 or

The Department of Sustainable Development Landscape Staff plan review responsibilities have been assigned accordingly:

Please note, currently the average review time for non-DRC development is 5-days, while DRC projects may take up to 10-days. We appreciate your patience while we continue to make improvements on executing the reviews more efficiently and plan for appropriate resources.

Landscape Easy Access Information

The following documents are forms most commonly associated with landscaping permit types:

The following documents are common forms used in both residential and commercial projects:

Key Contacts

   Plans Examiners