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
ActiveOctober 1, 2021September 30, 2023
Comcast
ActiveMarch 11, 2020December 31, 2022
Hoyt Arboretum
ActiveOctober 30, 2019September 30, 2023
Multnomah County Drainage District
ActiveJune 15, 2022December 31, 2026
Pacific Power
ActiveOctober 1, 2021September 30, 2023
PBOT Maintenance Operations
ActiveNovember 12, 2020December 31, 2022
PBOT Traffic Operations
ActiveNovember 12, 2020December 31, 2022
Port of Portland
ActiveJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2022
Portland General Electric
ActiveJuly 1, 2022June 30, 2025
Portland Public Schools
ActiveJanuary 11, 2018March 30, 2022
Portland Streetcar
ActiveJuly 3, 2018June 30, 2022
PP&R Community Gardens
ActiveSeptember 25, 2020September 30, 2025
PP&R Land Stewardship
ActiveJanuary 18, 2022December 31, 2025
TriMet
ActiveOctober 30, 2021September 30, 2023
Portland Water Bureau
ActiveApril 7, 2021June 30, 2024

Verizon Wireless

ActiveJune 21, 2021June 30, 2022

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