There has been incidents of homeowners, condominiums and HOA’s that have been trimming plants in the dunes and crossovers. Unless this was authorized by the City Manager AND DEP dunes are not to be disturbed which includes, but not limited to; removal, cutting, alteration or any disruption of the ocean dunes, including at crossovers. Below is the section of City Ordinance 1436 which deals with Dune Protection. If you have any questions please City Hall.
City of Cocoa Beach
Sec. 5-60. - Sea dune protection.
(a) No person shall walk upon sea dune are;
(2) When authorized in advance by the city manager or his/her designate in the performance of a city-approved or authorized activity or event;
(3) For purposes of access to and from the ocean beach by abutting private property owner(s); or,
(4) Activities to maintain and preserve the natural sea dune area. (b) No person shall store any materials in any sea dune area unless permission to do has been granted by the city manager or his/her designate.
No person shall remove, cut, alter, or otherwise disturb any plant or vegetation located on the sea dune area without first obtaining approval from the city manager or his designee or duly authorized representative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Any trimming, cutting or other forms of maintenance of the plants or vegetation on the sea dune area shall be in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
You must have authorization from the City of Cocoa Beach even if a DEP PERMIT is obtained.