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Beginning November 17: NEW Pruning Permit Application with Inspection

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NEW Tree Pruning Permit Application with Inspection

Beginning November 17th, 2020, the following changes are in effect. The links in this notification will be updated with a new application form on November 17.

NEW Tree Pruning with Inspection Application + NEW $50 fee

• On November 17, the new application will be available for download below:

• Paper applications will continue to be accepted by mail and must include the $50 fee.

 Mail applications and fee to:
           Urban Forestry
           1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000
           Portland, OR 97201

• Applications and fee payment accepted online through DevHub

To qualify for a free self-issued online pruning permit through DevHub you must meet the following criteria:

Pruning is for branches less than 6 inches in diameter at attachment to the stem.

Pruning type is one or more of the following - young tree pruning, crown cleaning or crown raising for clearance of the street and sidewalk (7.5 feet above the sidewalk, 11 feet above residential streets, and 14 feet over arterial streets) as defined in the Street Tree Pruning Standards.

The tree is not a Heritage Tree.

If your tree pruning needs do not meet the self-issued permit criteria a Tree Pruning Permit Application with Inspection & $50 fee is required.

View the Urban Forestry Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance for Tree Permit Application Fees is available for those who qualify!

For questions, please contact Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE(8733) or by email