When is a Tree Removal and Replanting Permit required?
- Street trees: A permit is required to remove any street tree.
- Private trees: Generally a removal permit is needed for trees 12" and larger. More information on removing trees on private property.
- Heritage Trees: A permit from Urban Forestry is required before removing, pruning, inoculating, or doing any other tree work on a Heritage Tree. Click here for more info.
Download and Complete Applications
List of forms that sometimes apply.Supplemental Arborist Form (81.53 KB)
To be used along with a Tree Removal & Replanting Permit Application for private property trees that are less than 20 inches in diameter on a site that is in a regulated plan district or overlay zone.Replanting Waiver Application (197.77 KB)
An optional application with 100$ non-refundable fee. Determinations based on density standards.Neighbor Planting Consent Form (232.68 KB)
The required replacement trees are being planted at or adjacent to a property different than the tree removal propertyAdministrative Review & Appeal Application (406.58 KB)
Appeal Tree Permit decisions, or correction notices.
Apply online :
(Note: you will need to log-in (or first create) a City of Portland Account before using the online system.)
Or mail to:
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry, 1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000, Portland, OR 97201 • in-person at the Development Services Center (DSC), 1900 SW 4th Ave. 1st Floor