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Root Pruning Permits

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Below are several options for submitting and application including;
  1. Introduction

    When is a root pruning permit required?

    • Street trees: A permit is required to prune roots greater than or equal to 1/4 inch at attachment on any tree in the City right-of-way, which is typically between the curb and sidewalk.
    • Private trees: No permit is required to root prune a tree on private property.
  2. Download and Complete Application

    • Request a paper permit application by calling 503-823-TREE (8733), or
    • Download the Tree Pruning Permit 
    • Mail application fee with application. Make checks payable to “City of Portland”
      • Use Fee Schedule to determine fee. 

    Need Help Using Electronic Documents?

    Fee Schedule (137.59 KB)
  3. Send in Application

    Mail: Attn: Urban Forestry,

    1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000

    Portland, OR 97201

  1. Introduction

    When is a root pruning permit required?

    • Street trees: A permit is required to prune roots greater than or equal to 1/4 inch at attachment on any tree in the City right-of-way, which is typically between the curb and sidewalk.
    • Private trees: No permit is required to root prune a tree on private property.
  2. Download and Complete Application

    • Request a paper permit application by calling 503-823-TREE (8733), or
    • Download the Tree Pruning Application
    • Bring in fee with application. 
      • Make Checks payable to " City of Portland" 
      • Use the document Fee Schedule below to determine the fee. 

    Need Help Using Electronic Documents?

    Fee Schedule (137.59 KB)
  3. Bring in Application

    1900 SW Fourth Avenue
    First floor lobby
    Portland, OR 97201
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Contact

Urban Forestry

Manager of our urban forest infrastructure

Press 3 for Root Pruning Permit Information

Mailing address

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201