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Programmatic Permits

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Programmatic Permits are blanket permits for public utilities and government agencies involved in routine tree maintenance. Only utilities and government agencies are eligible for Programmatic Permits. If you wish to apply for a Programmatic Permit or have a concern about tree work conducted under a Programmatic Permit, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733).

Current Programmatic Permits

OrganizationStatusStartEnd
Bureau of Environmental Services Trees Program
ActiveAugust 15, 2018May 31, 2021
Bureau of Environmental Services Watershed Revegetation Program
ActiveAugust 1, 2019September 30, 2021
CenturyLink
ActiveOctober 30, 2019September 30, 2021
Comcast
ActiveMarch 11, 2020December 31, 2022
Hoyt Arboretum
ActiveOctober 30, 2019September 30, 2023
Multnomah County Drainage District
ActiveJanuary 1, 2018March 30, 2022
Pacific Power
ActiveOctober 1, 2019September 30, 2021
PBOT Maintenance Operations
ActiveNovember 12, 2020December 31, 2022
PBOT Traffic Operations
ActiveNovember 12, 2020December 31, 2022
Port of Portland
ActiveJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2022
Portland General Electric
ActiveFebruary 27, 2020June 30, 2022
Portland Public Schools
ActiveJanuary 11, 2018March 30, 2022
Portland Streetcar
ActiveJuly 3, 2018June 30, 2022
PP&R Community Gardens
ActiveSeptember 25, 2020September 30, 2025
PP&R Land Stewardship
ActiveNovember 1, 2017September 30, 2021
TriMet
ActiveOctober 30, 2019September 30, 2021
Portland Water Bureau
ExpiredJuly 1, 2017September 30, 2020

Programmatic Permit Applications for Public Comment

Programmatic Permits are blanket permits for routine tree maintenance activities conducted by a public agency or utility and authorized under City Code Chapter 11.45 Programmatic Tree Permits.

The public has two weeks to comment on a Programmatic Permit application before the permit is drafted. If you wish to obtain additional information about the following Programmatic Permit applications and/or comment on an application, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733). You may also request to be notified of the final permit decision and public appeal period.

ApplicantComment StartComment End

Verizon Business

5/26/216/9/21

Pending Programmatic Permits for Appeal

If the permit authorizes the removal of healthy, non-nuisance species trees that are 6 or more inches in diameter, a two-week public appeal period is triggered before the permit goes into effect. If the appeal opportunity is triggered, the public may appeal:

  • the approval of the Programmatic Permit, and/or
  • the conditions of the permit that authorize the removal of healthy, non-nuisance species trees that are 6 or more inches in diameter.

Appeals must be filed on Urban Forestry's appeal application form and received before the end of the appeal period end date. There is an application fee to appeal. 

Click on the link in the "Pending Permit" column below to view the pending permit. If you wish to obtain additional information about the following Programmatic Permits, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733).


Read the Tree Code, Title 11