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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

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This page will post important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits. 


Upcoming Urban Forestry Permit Center Closure Dates: June 24, June 25, July 4 & 5

8:30 to 9:30 Tuesday June 25; All day closure Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5

Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center on the following dates:

Monday      June 24   All Day closure
Tuesday     June 25   Closed from 8:30 to 9:30 AM
Thursday    July 4      Independence Day Holiday (City of Portland offices closed)
Friday         July 5      Permit Center closed to the public

Tree Permit Applicants are welcome to drop off completed removal applications, with a check for application fees, at the 5th floor reception. If you have general questions, please call (503) 823-TREE (8733) or email Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov.

Walk-in Service

Development Services Center (Permit Center) 1900 SW 4th Ave, 1st Floor Portland, OR 97201

Urban Forestry Walk-in Service Hours

M,T,W,F: 8:00 am – 12pm & 12:30pm – 3pm Thu: 8 am – 12 pm

Mailing address

PP&R Urban Forestry Division 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 Portland, OR 97201

BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019: NEW ONLINE PROCESS AND FEE AMOUNTS FOR CERTAIN URBAN FORESTRY PERMITS

Beginning July 1, 2019, please submit the following applications and requests online through the Dev-Hub PDX permit system (https://devhub.portlandoregon.gov) or in-person at the Development Permitting Center. Hours are posted here. 

 • Street Tree Root Inspection requests with $164 fee payment. Look for online process instructions soon.
 • Street Tree Pruning Permit for branches less than 6" in diameter at attachment to the stem. No fee             required.

Tree Removal and Replanting Permit applications with $100 fee payment will be accepted online through https://devhub.portlandoregon.gov. Mailed applications and in-person applications at the Development Services Center will continue to be accepted. Look for online process instructions soon.

Additional Urban Forestry fee changes are also effective July 1, 2019. View the 2019-2020 Fee Schedule.

BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019: URBAN FORESTRY NO LONGER PROVIDING STREET TREE HEALTH INSPECTIONS

BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019: URBAN FORESTRY NO LONGER PROVIDING STREET TREE HEALTH INSPECTIONS

• To provide better customer service and faster permit turnaround times, Urban Forestry will no longer provide Health Inspections for Street Trees.

• For permit questions please visit the website www.portlandoregon.gov/trees or call 823-TREE(8733)

• Please visit the Local Tree Care Providers page for assistance finding a Tree Contractor.

• Urban Forestry will continue to provide Health Inspections for Heritage Trees.

Urban Forestry Permit Center Closure 8:00 to 12:30 Monday 6/17

Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center on Monday June 17, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:30. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will be available from 12:30.

Tree Permit Applicants are welcome to drop off completed removal applications, with a check for $35, at the 5th floor reception. If you have general questions, please call (503) 823-TREE (8733) or email Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov.

Walk-in Service

Development Services Center (Permit Center) 1900 SW 4th Ave, 1st Floor Portland, OR 97201

Urban Forestry Walk-in Service Hours

M,T,W,F: 8:00 am – 12pm & 12:30pm – 3pm Thu: 8 am – 12 pm

Mailing address

PP&R Urban Forestry Division 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 Portland, OR 97201

Upcoming Urban Forestry Permit Center Closures May 23 and May 28, 2019

Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center at the following times:

Thursday May 23, 2019     All Day
Tuesday May 28, 2019      8:30 to 9:30 am

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tree Permit Applicants are welcome to drop off completed removal applications, with a check for the processing fee at the 5th floor reception. If you have general questions, please call (503) 823-TREE (8733) or email Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov.

Walk-in Service

Development Services Center (Permit Center) 1900 SW 4th Ave, 1st Floor Portland, OR 97201

Urban Forestry Walk-in Service Hours

M,T,W,F: 8:00 am – 12pm & 12:30pm – 3pm Thu: 8 am – 12 pm

Mailing address

PP&R Urban Forestry Division 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000 Portland, OR 97201