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Check a Tree Permit Status

You can use to check a permit status using either an address, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) number, or an application number. Please give us a call at Urban Forestry if you have any questions.
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Using to Check a Permit Status

  1. Go to the Bureau of Development Services Permit/Case Search website at
  2. Type in any of the following to find your permit: 
    1. Address
    2. IVR (Interactive Voice Response) number
      1. example #: 7654321
    3. Application number 
      1. example #: 2020 - 654321 - 000 - 00 UF  /  enter as "20 - 654321"
  3. Click "Submit"
  4. Click on the applicable permit/case number
  5. The permit status is listed under "Status"

Common Urban Forestry Statuses

StatusDescriptionCase Status
ApplicationApplication received, pending processing and/or inspection.Open
Waiting on CustomerApplication incomplete or information needed from applicant to continue processing.


Approved Pending Public NoticePermit request is tentatively approved, waiting on public notice period to close.Open
IssuedPermit issued.Closed
DeniedPermit denied.Closed
Under AppealDecision is being appealed by the applicant or member of the public.Open


Email or call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) between the hours of 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Select Option #5 to leave a message for a call back.

Permit applicants will receive an email notice with an estimated permit decision timeframe when application processing begins. For notices and updates that may impact service. please see News and Alerts

Read the Tree Code, Title 11