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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Administrative Review

To submit for an Administrative Review you must specifically address how Urban Forestry erred in applying Title 11 code.

Complete an Administrative Review Application which must include supporting documents/evidence such as pictures or an arborist report and an application fee of $110 within 15 calendar days of the written notice of violation.

What is the Administrative Review Process?

  1. If a City Tree Inspector has verified a tree violation on a property a Notice of Violation letter will be sent to the property owner and/or responsible party.

  2. The property owner and/or responsible party either follows through with the corrective actions as described in the notice within the specified timeframe or submit an Administrative Review if they can provide evidence that Urban Forestry erred in applying Title 11 code. The Administrative Review Application must be received within 15 calendar days of the violation notice.

  3. Upon receipt of the Administrative Review, either by mail or in-person, the application will be date stamped for verification the submission was within 15 calendar days of the date on the Notice of Violation.

  4. The Administrative Review Application and supporting evidence will be reviewed by the BDS Director or City Forester, as applicable. Following the review, the BDS Director or City Forester, will issue a written determination to the name provided on the Administrative Review Application.

  5. A determination issued as stated in Section 11.70.120 may be appealed to the Code Hearings Officer, as provided for in Chapter 22.10 of City Code. A request for an appeal hearing shall be filed within 10 business days after the date of the decision or determination.