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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

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


Urban Forestry Permit Center Closure: Friday July 26

 

Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center:

Friday   July 26 All Day

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

Monday/Friday:               8:00am - 12pm & 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday/Wednesday:     12:30pm – 3pm

Thursday:                       8am – 12pm

Mailing address

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

Beginning July 9: Urban Forestry Permit Center Reduced Hours

 

Urban Forestry will temporarily be reducing their hours at the DSC beginning Tuesday, July 9th.  The following temporary schedule will be in effect beginning July 9th until further notice:

Monday/Friday:               8:00am - 12pm & 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday/Wednesday:     12:30pm – 3pm

Thursday:                       8am – 12pm

Please also note the UF Desk in the DSC will be closed on July 3rd.  An update will be provided as to when we will return to our regular hours at the DSC.

 

Upcoming Urban Forestry Permit Center Closure Dates: July 3rd, 4th & 5th

All day closure Wednesday July 3, Thursday July 4, and Friday July 5

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

Wednesday   July 3      All Day closure - Urban Forestry
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 here.

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.