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Ornamental Lights for Street Trees Permit

There are several options for applying including; online, mail, and in person.
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When is a permit required? 

Street trees: A permit is required to install ornamental lights.

Private trees: No permit is required to install ornamental lights.

See Ornamental Lights FAQ for more details.

Fill out the Street Tree Ornamental Lighting Application and Letter of Guarantee

Need Help Using Electronic Documents?

This form is to request an ornamental lighting permit:

Guarantee Letter for loss or damage to city trees and other city property that arise due to attachment of items to city trees. 

Submit online or by mail

Submit Ornamental Lighting Application

You will need to log-in or create an account to use the online Development hub system.

Need help using the online Development Hub System?

Gather materials and mail to us

Mail Documents to:

Urban Forestry
1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

Make sure to include:

  • Ornamental Lighting Permit Application
  • Letter of Guarantee
  • A check made out to "City of Portland"


City of Portland Urban Forestry

Manager of Portland's urban forest

Mailing address

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 5000
Attn: Urban Forestry
Portland, OR 97201