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Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

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Elm Tree Pruning Moratorium

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

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Additional Support for Community Members Navigating Retroactive Permitting Related To Storm-Damaged Trees

This page contains information about additional support offered by Portland Parks & Recreation for community members navigating the retroactive permitting related to storm-damaged trees.

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Update: Fee Waiver Deadline Extended for Retroactive Permitting for Storm-damaged Trees

Important information on permitting requirements for trees regulated by Portland City Code Title 11 Trees.

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Service Level Update: Tree Permitting and Tree Hotline

Turnaround time for a permit decision notice is 3 weeks from application intake

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Holiday Closure Notice: Monday 2/20/2023

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Monday Monday February 20, 2023

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Holiday Closure Notice: Monday 1/16/2023

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Monday Monday January 16, 2023

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Holiday Closure Notice: 12/26/2022 and 1/02/2023

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Monday December 26, 2022 and Monday January 2, 2023

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Holiday Closure Notice: 11/11/2022 and 11/24/22-11/25/22

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Friday November 11th, 2022 and November 24th - 25th, 2022.

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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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