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Service Level Update: Tree Permitting and Tree Hotline

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Urban Forestry is experiencing an increased volume of permit applications. Turnaround time for a permit decision notice is 10 weeks from application intake
  • Responses to emails sent to and voicemail inquiries to 823-TREE(8733) are within three business days.
  • Due to current heavy permit volumes, Urban Forestry response times are estimated as follows:

                 10 weeks for a tree permit decision for applications requiring an inspection

If you would like to check the status of your permit application please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the Portland Maps Permit/Case Search website
  2. Type in the address and hit "Submit"
  3. Click on the applicable permit/case number
  4. The permit status is listed under "Status"

A "status" that indicates "Application" means that the permit is still in the queue to be inspected. 

If you have specific questions regarding your permit application please contact 503-823-TREE (8733) or by email at

We appreciate your patience as we process permit applications.