phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
This page will post important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits.
Urban Forestry will not be available in the permitting center during the following dates or times:
Urban Forestry personnel at the DSC permitting center will not be available Nov. 23rd from 2pm-3pm. City offices will be closed Nov. 24-25th in observance of Thanksgiving holiday.
Urban Forestry Staff
If you can answer yes to the following questions you qualify for a same day private tree removal permit. All applications must be complete and accurate with verifiable photos and correct payment.
1. Is the private tree within 10ft of a building or attached structure? “Structures” are buildings with permitted foundations and “attached structures” are decks or breezeways attached to a structure.
2. Is the private tree diameter at 4.5 ft less than 20”? And is the tree being outside of these environmental overlays and planning districts? Same day permits can be issued for up to 4 private trees per calendar year.
3. There is no active residential or commercial development permit associated with the property of the tree?
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Still have questions? Call 503-823-TREE (8733) for assistance.
**Due to storm activities, permit turnaround time has been delayed to 4-5 weeks**