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Programmatic Permits

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Crews work on traffic signals at the intersection of SW Naito Parkway and SW Columbia Street as part of the SW Naito Improvement Project. These updates will make it easier to manage traffic flow during construction. Photo by PBOT.
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Programmatic Permits are blanket permits for public utilities and government agencies involved in routine tree maintenance. Only utilities and government agencies are eligible for Programmatic Permits. If you wish to apply for a Programmatic Permit or have a concern about tree work conducted under a Programmatic Permit, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733).

Current Programmatic Permits

OrganizationStatusStartEnd
Bureau of Environmental Services Watershed Revegetation Program
ActiveJanuary 27, 2023September 30, 2024
Hoyt Arboretum
ActiveOctober 30, 2019March 8, 2024 (extended)

Lumen 

ActiveOctober 10, 2022September 30, 2025
Multnomah County Drainage District
ActiveJune 15, 2022December 31, 2026
Pacific Power
ActiveNovember 22, 2023September 30, 2026
PBOT Maintenance Operations
ActiveMarch 9, 2023December 31, 2025
PBOT Traffic Operations
ActiveDecember 22, 2022December 31, 2024
Port of Portland
ActiveJuly 27, 2022June 30, 2026
Portland General Electric
ActiveJuly 1, 2022June 30, 2025
Portland Public Schools
ActiveMarch 30, 2022March 30, 2026
Portland Streetcar
ActiveJuly 27, 2022June 30, 2026
PP&R Community Gardens
ActiveSeptember 25, 2020September 30, 2025
PP&R Land Stewardship

Active

January 18, 2022December 31, 2025

PP&R Golf

ActiveApril 5, 2022December 31, 2025
TriMet
ActiveOctober 23, 2023September 30, 2028
Portland Water Bureau
ActiveApril 7, 2021June 30, 2024

Programmatic Permit Applications for Public Comment

Programmatic Permits are blanket permits for routine tree maintenance activities conducted by a public agency or utility and authorized under City Code Chapter 11.45 Programmatic Tree Permits.

The public has two weeks to comment on a Programmatic Permit application before the permit is drafted. If you wish to obtain additional information about the following Programmatic Permit applications and/or comment on an application, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733). You may also request to be notified of the final permit decision and public appeal period.

ApplicantComment StartComment End

Pending Programmatic Permits for Appeal

If the permit authorizes the removal of healthy, non-nuisance species trees that are 6 or more inches in diameter, a two-week public appeal period is triggered before the permit goes into effect. If the appeal opportunity is triggered, the public may appeal:

  • the approval of the Programmatic Permit, and/or
  • the conditions of the permit that authorize the removal of healthy, non-nuisance species trees that are 6 or more inches in diameter.

Appeals must be filed on Urban Forestry's appeal application form and received before the end of the appeal period end date. There is an application fee to appeal. 

Click on the link in the "Pending Permit" column below to view the pending permit. If you wish to obtain additional information about the following Programmatic Permits, please contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733).


Read the Tree Code, Title 11