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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. 


8/31/2018: CITY VOICEMAIL SYSTEM EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

The City of Portland phone system is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  This is preventing Urban Forestry staff from retrieving voicemails from the 823-TREE line.

While the City works to fix the line please:

1)      send inquiries via email to  trees@portlandoregon.gov OR

2)      call again if you have not received a response from Urban Forestry by midday Tuesday.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this notice when things have been fixed!

NOTICE: Longer Wait Times for Urban Forestry Permit Issuance!

It’s Summer! That means Urban Forestry permit volume is increasing.

Each year, around this time, Urban Forestry experiences higher permit application volumes.  Due to the increase in volume our typical turn-around times for permit issuance are extended from 3 weeks to approximately 4/5 weeks from application intake.

If you would like to check the status of your permit application please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Portland Maps Permit/Case Search website at https://www.portlandmaps.com/advanced/?action=permits
  2. Type in the address and hit "Submit"
  3. Click on the applicable permit/case number
  4. The permit status is listed under "Status"

If you have specific questions regarding your permit application please contact 503-823-TREE (8733).

We appreciate your patience as we work through the increased volume in applications. 

Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry DSC Closures: July 2nd, July 4th and July 9th through July 13th

The Urban Forestry desk at the Development Services Permit Center will be closed on Monday July 2nd, Wednesday July 4th and from Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13.

Applicants are welcome to drop off completed Removal and Replanting Permit applications with a check for $35 at the Receptionist’s Desk on the 5th floor.

If you have general questions, Urban Forestry can be reached at 503-823-TREE (8733) or trees@portlandoregon.gov.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 16. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work through increased permit volumes and staffing changes.

Urban Forestry Permit Center Early Closure Wednesday 5/30

Urban Forestry staff will be unavailable at the Permit Center beginning at 2:15pm on Wednesday May 30th, 2018.  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.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume normal hours on Thursday May 31st.

 

Urban Forestry

NOTICE: Longer Wait Times for Urban Forestry Permit Issuance!

It’s Summer! That means Urban Forestry permit volume is increasing.

Each year, around this time, Urban Forestry experiences higher permit application volumes.  Due to the increase in volume our typical turn-around times for permit issuance are extended from 3 weeks to approximately 4/5 weeks from application intake.

If you would like to check the status of your permit application please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Portland Maps Permit/Case Search website at https://www.portlandmaps.com/advanced/?action=permits
  2. Type in the address and hit "Submit"
  3. Click on the applicable permit/case number
  4. The permit status is listed under "Status"

If you have specific questions regarding your permit application please contact 503-823-TREE (8733).

We appreciate your patience as we work through the increased volume in applications. 

Urban Forestry