Planting Permits

Below are several options for applying including; online, by email, mail, and in person.
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This page describes the process for planting trees in the right-of-way when no development is occurring. Visit Trees and Development for planting requirements during development.

When Is a Planting Permit Required?

  • Street TreesA permit is required to plant any tree in the City right-of-way, which is typically between the curb and sidewalk. 
  • Private Trees: No permit is required for planting a tree on private property.

Review the Requirements

 Review information on Planting Permit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) including information on:

Contact Oregon Utility Notification Center

Call Before You Dig

The Oregon utility notification locate center will mark the locations of underground utilities so the tree planting location can be determined. You can request a utility locate one of the following ways:

  • Call 811 or 503-246-6699 (local) or 1-800-332-2344 (toll free) 
  • Submit a request via the Dig Safely Oregon website
    • Only an owner of the property abutting the planting strip, or the owner's designee, may apply for a street tree planting permit. Once you have submitted a utility locate request, then request a free Street Tree Planting permit. 

Review our resources

How to Plant Properly

The City has a page for providing helpful planting information and requirements for street tree planting.

Fill Out Online Street Tree Permit Application 

Street Tree Permit Application (non-removal)

 Need Help Using Electronic Documents?

You may also request a paper permit application by calling 503-823-TREE (8733)