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Prevent Power Outages
Right Tree, Right Place
Owners of private property in the Broward Municipal Services District also known as unincorporated areas of Broward County must follow the Florida Power and Light’s Right Tree, Right Place​ Guidelines to prune or plant trees. Broward County passed Ordinance 2018-22​ to prevent power outages caused by trees interfering with powerlines effective May 8th.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • Only persons with proper licenses should attempt pruning around powerlines.
  • Starting May 9, 2019, property owners may receive a Notice of Violation for all tree maintenance and planting that is not consistent with the Guidelines.
  • Civil penalties range from $150 to $500.


For more information, email AskBMSD@Broward.org​ or call 954-357-7794.
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