phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Urban Forestry begins investigating a code violation when a citizen reports a potential violation. If a violation is found, Urban Forestry will outline a corrective action plan. If the correction is not made within the specified timeframe enforcement actions may be required. See fee schedule for fees and payments. Civil penalties are designed to deter further violations so violating city code will be more costly than abiding by city code.
When a violation of the tree code is confirmed by a site inspection, responsible parties are notified and informed of actions needed to correct the violation. Correction options include:
If a violation is corrected within the given timeframe, the case is closed and no further action is taken. However, if the responsible parties are unresponsive or uncooperative, enforcement actions may be taken. Enforcement actions include: