Private Tree Pruning Permits

  1. Introduction

    When is a permit required to prune trees on private property?

    For private property trees, a permit is required to prune native trees in Environmental Overlay Zones or the Pleasant Valley Natural Resources Overlay Zone

    For all other private property trees, pruning permits are not required.

    For Street Tree Pruning Permits

  2. Download and Complete Application

    Only an owner of the property or the owner's designee may apply for a private tree pruning permit. Request a private tree pruning permit one of the following ways:

    • Call 503-823-TREE (8733) to request a paper Private Tree Pruning Permit Application; OR
    • Download the Private Tree Pruning Permit Application
  3. Resources & FAQs

  4. Send in Application

    Mail: Attn: Urban Forestry

    1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000

    Portland, OR 97201

  1. Introduction

    When is a permit required to prune trees on private property?

    For private property trees, a permit is required to prune native trees in Environmental Overlay Zones or the Pleasant Valley Natural Resources Overlay Zone

    For all other private property trees, pruning permits are not required.

    For Street Tree Pruning Permits

  2. Resources & FAQs

  3. Download and Complete Application

    Only an owner of the property or the owner's designee may apply for a private tree pruning permit. Request a private tree pruning permit one of the following ways:

    • Call 503-823-TREE (8733) to request a paper Private Tree Pruning Permit Application; OR
    • Download the Private Tree Pruning Permit Application
  4. Send in Application

    Development Services Center
    1900 SW Fourth Avenue
    First floor lobby
    Portland, OR 97201
  1. Introduction

    When is a permit required to prune trees on private property?

    For private property trees, a permit is required to prune native trees in Environmental Overlay Zones or the Pleasant Valley Natural Resources Overlay Zone

    For all other private property trees, pruning permits are not required.

    For Street Tree Pruning Permits

  2. Resources & FAQs

  3. Download & Complete Application

    Only an owner of the property or the owner's designee may apply for a private tree pruning permit. Request a private tree pruning permit one of the following ways:

    • Call 503-823-TREE (8733) to request a paper Private Tree Pruning Permit Application; OR
    • Download the Private Tree Pruning Permit Application
  4. Send in Application

    503-823-4493

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