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Service Level Update: Tree Permitting and Tree Hotline

September 8, 2022 - Urban Forestry is experiencing an increased volume of permit applications. Turnaround time for a permit decision notice is 6 to 8 weeks from application intake

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September 5, 2022 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Monday September 5, 2022 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Limited In-Person Services Offered Starting July 19 in the Development Services Center

Online scheduling is now available for 15-minute in-person appointments in the Development Services Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 19, 2022

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July 4, 2022 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.

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June 20, 2022 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Monday June 20, 2022 in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Tuesday evening, June 14th 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Service temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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RESOLVED: Urban Forestry Online Tree Permit Applications Temporarily Unavailable Thursday May 26, 2022

Online permit applications availability RESTORED - May 26th, 2022 Thursday morning

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Holiday Closure Notice: Monday May 30th, 2022

Urban Forestry Holiday closure on Monday May 30th, 2022

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Wednesday April 27: Urban Forestry Service Levels and Retroactive Permitting for Storm Damaged Trees

Updated service levels - April 11 storm event has caused delays in customer response times

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Elm Tree Pruning Moratorium

Elm tree pruning moratorium is in effect April 15 to October 15

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Tree Emergency Response: April 11 Storm Event

UPDATED APRIL 12, 2022 - Urban Forestry storm response service level information

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March 18, 2022: Urban Forestry Service Level Update: Delays in Permitting and Customer Response

Due to a higher volume of permit applications and reduced staffing levels, current estimated time for processing the intake of permit applications and for response to email and phone inquiries is one week.

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503-823-TREE(8733) Tree Hotline Phone Menu Changes

Beginning March 1, 2022 the phone menu options for the Tree Hotline will be updated.

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Tuesday evening, January 25th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Service temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Holidays Closure Notice: Friday December 24th and Friday December 31st 2021

Urban Forestry Closure Friday December 24th and Friday December 31st 2021

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Tree Permit Update - Longer Permit Timelines

Starting December 3, 2021, certain Tree Permits will be no longer expire after 90 days, but will be valid for 365 days.

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Monday September 6, 2021 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Monday September 6, 2021 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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June 18, 2021 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed on Friday June 18, 2021 in observance of the Juneteenth Holiday.

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Thursday June 8, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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