Service Level Update: Title 11 Tree Regulations Effective January 2, 2015 Effecting Residential and Commercial Plan Submittal / Urban Forestry Moving to 1900 Building
Effective January 2, 2015, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and Urban Forestry, Bureau of Parks & Recreation (UF/PP&R) will start implementation of the City’s new Tree Regulations contained in Title 11 Trees (Tree Code). All building permit applications submitted to BDS will be reviewed for compliance with the new Tree Code, Title 11, requirements. The Tree Code also applies to non-development related tree planting/pruning/and removal on private property and in the public right of way planting strips. The Tree Code is the outcome of the Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project approved by City Council in May, 2011, and funded in the FY 2014/2015 budget.
Also effective January 2, 2015, all services currently provided by Urban Forestry at East Delta Park (10910 N Denver Avenue) will be moved to the Development Services Center (Permit Center) at the 1900 Building located at 1900 SW 4th Avenue in an effort to make the City’s permitting process more convenient and streamlined for customers.
More information on the Tree Code can be found by following the links below, or attending one of the BDS customer trainings listed below:
- New/Additional tree requirements triggered in development situations.
- New/Additional tree requirements for planting, pruning, and/or removing trees on private property in non-development situations.
City Tree Program and Regulation Training Dates
|Date & Time||Location||Topic||Who should attend|
December 17, 2014
12 – 1 pm
|1900 SW 4th Ave
|Tree preservation and planting requirements for development projects||Building permit applicants|
January 14, 2015
12 – 1 pm
|1900 SW 4th Ave
|New tree requirements for land use reviews||Land use review applicants|
These are the final 2 trainings on the Tree Code (Title 11) that will go into effect January 2, 2015. Please RSVP so that we can ensure plenty of seating and hand-out materials. To RSVP contact Lauren Wirtis at Lauren.Wirtis@portlandoregon.gov or by calling 503-823-7538.
To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will provide translation, reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. For accommodations, translations, complaints, and additional information, contact (503) 823-3810, use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.