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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. 


Independence Day Closure July 3, 2020

City of Portland offices are closed in observance of Independence Day on Friday July 3, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be open for regular hours on Monday July 6, 2020. After 2:00pm Thursday July 2, availability of Same Day Permits will continue on Monday July 6, 2020.

6/18/20 Service Level Update: Permitting Delays

Reduced staffing levels due to City mandated furlough days and COVID-19 process changes are currently causing permitting delays. Turn-around time for permit issuance is extended to approximately 4 - 6 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) or by email at trees@portlandoregon.gov.

We appreciate your patience as we process permit applications. 

Friday June 19 City of Portland Closure

Due to the adoption of a Juneteenth holiday and approval of the holiday by the Portland City Council on Wednesday June 17, the City of Portland is closed Friday June 19, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will be open for regular hours on Monday June 22, 2020. Urban Forestry will resume its modified operations for the COVID-19 public health emergency on Monday June 22. After 2:00pm Thursday June 18 availability of Same Day Permits will continue on June 22, 2020.

July 1: New Applications and Updated Fees Begin

Beginning July 1, 2020, the following changes are in effect. The links in this article will be updated with new application forms on July 1, 2020.

Tree Removal and Replanting Application

• $100 fee for up to 3 trees
• $25 per tree for each additional tree 
        • Supplemental application form required
        • Applications and fee payment accepted online through DevHub

Replanting Waiver Application now ONLINE!

• No fee changes ($100)
        • Applications and fee payment are now available online through DevHub!

Older versions of application forms will not be processed. Please discard any paper and electronic copies and use the new forms available for download here.

Paper applications will continue to be accepted by mail at:
Urban Forestry
1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

View the Urban Forestry Fee Schedule.  

For questions, please contact Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE(8733) or by email trees@portlandoregon.gov.

Memorial Day Closure Monday May 25, 2020

City of Portland offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday May 25, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be open for regular hours on Tuesday May 26, 2020. After 2:00pm Friday May 22, availability of Same Day Permits will continue on Tuesday May 26, 2020.