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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. 


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.

Online Permit Applications & Permits Unavailable Friday 5/15 5PM to 9PM

Due to system maintenance, Development HUB PDX (DevHub) will not be available today, Friday, May 15, 2020 between 5:00 p.m. and 9 p.m. During this time, tree permit applications may not be submitted online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Urban Forestry Same Day Permits Now Available During Permit Center Closure

Due to the City’s COVID-19 response and Permit Center closure, Urban Forestry walk-in service has been temporarily suspended. In lieu of in-person permit issuance, Urban Forestry has temporarily implemented a Same Day Tree Permit process for trees that meet the criteria for issuance without an on-site inspection.  Please see the Same Day Permit instructions below.

1. Use the City’s online permit portal - DevHub to:

      •  Submit a complete Tree Removal/Replant Permit Application and;
      •  pay the accompanying fee through DevHub.

      Please review the Instructions for applying for permits through DevHub and note:

      • The completed application, including a site plan and photographs, must be uploaded to be complete.
      • The application fee must be paid online.

2. After the complete application has been submitted and fee paid, send an email to
    trees@portlandoregon.gov.

       • An email must be received at trees@portlandoregon.gov by 2:00 pm Monday-Friday
         for same day service.

      The email is the only way for staff to identify applications qualifying for Same Day issuance
      among all applications received.

      If demand exceeds capacity permit applicants will be contacted with
      an application status update and estimated issuance date.
      Urban Forestry reserves the right to limit Same Day permit issuance at any time.

      • For applications deemed complete, fees paid and emails received before 2:00pm
        Monday-Friday, Same Day Permits may be issued.
      • In the subject line of the email please include:

              IVR number (seven digits)
              The phrase: Same Day Permit

Example: 

Example email subject line

Please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or at 503-823-TREE(8733) with any questions.

 

Online Survey: Share your views on updates to Portland's Tree Code

You are invited to share your views about updates to the City of Portland’s tree code through an online survey that is available through Friday, May 15. You may access that survey through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PortlandTreeCode.

The Bureau of Development Services, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, and Portland Parks and Recreation have been directed to amend Portland’s tree code to address concerns about the removal of trees in certain types of development situations. The online survey is one way you can share perspectives and ideas to help shape the proposal that will be released this summer for further public review and comment. Your responses are confidential.

The survey is brief and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please click on the link above to begin. For more information on this effort, click here. Thank you for your interest in improving Portland’s tree code.

 

Online Permit Applications Unavailable Friday April 17 6 to 9pm

Due to system maintenance, Development HUB PDX (DevHub) will not be available on Friday, April 17, 2020 between 6:00 and 9:00pm. During this time, tree permit applications may not be submitted online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.