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Ornamental Lights for Street Trees Permit

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

    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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Gather Materials

    Make sure to include:

    • Ornamental Lighting Permit Application
    • Letter of Guarantee
    • A check made out to "City of Portland"
      • You can find the cost on the Fee Schedule below
    Fee Schedule (137.59 KB)
  4. Mail to:

    Urban Forestry
    1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000
    Portland, OR97201
    United States

  1. When is a permit required?

    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. 

  2. Fill Out 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. 

  3. Bring in Application

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue
    First floor lobby
    Portland, OR 97201
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    Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Thursdays 8 a.m. to noon

Contact

Urban Forestry

Manager of our urban forest infrastructure

Mailing address

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