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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. 


Update to Permit Center Service Hours Beginning December 19, 2019

The Development Services Center will be CLOSED all day on Thursdays starting December 19, 2019 until March 2020.

Why is the Permit Center schedule changing?  The City of Portland is undergoing upgrades to the permitting database software, with a new launch date in February 2020. This technology upgrade will include Urban Forestry permit application intake, review, and issuance of permits in addition to the review, permitting, and inspection processes of building and development projects by the Bureau of Development Services and all inter-Bureau partner agencies. The Thursday closure provides City staff with time to test and train in the new system. Thank you for your patience during this transition period.  Click here for more information:

Beginning December 19, the updated Urban Forestry service hours will be as follows:

All Day closure Thursday from December 19

Upcoming Permit Center Holiday Closures:
December 24, 25, and 31, 2019
January 1 and 20, 2020

Walk-in Service

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

Mailing address

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

For information about online submittal of applications, please see instructions located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/79429

  

Urban Forestry Permit Center Closure Tuesday November 26

Due to staff illness, Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center today, Tuesday November 26. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be open for posted hours tomorrow, Wednesday November 27, 12:30 to 4pm.

Walk-in Service

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

Urban Forestry Walk-in Service Hours

Mon & Fri: 8:00am – 12pm & 12:30pm – 3pm Tues & Wed: 12:30pm to 3pm Thu: 8 am – 12pm 

Mailing address

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

For information about online submittal of applications, please see instructions located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/79429

Friday November 22 City Voicemail System Experiencing Technical Difficulties

***UPDATE  As of 3:35PM Friday 11/22 this issue has been resolved***

The City of Portland phone system is currently experiencing technical difficulties.  This is preventing callers from being able to leave a voicemail on 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 November 26.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this notice when the issue has been resolved.

Urban Forestry unavailable at the Permit Center during Holiday Closure Dates

Due to City of Portland holiday closures, Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the Permit Center on the following dates:

November 11, 28 and 29
December 24, 25, and 31, 2019
January 1, 2020 

Walk-in Service

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

Urban Forestry Walk-in Service Hours

Mon & Fri: 8:00am – 12pm & 12:30pm – 3pm
Tues & Wed: 12:30pm to 3pm
Thu: 8 am – 12pm 

Mailing address

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

For information about online submittal of applications, please see instructions located here: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/79429