Tree Attachment Permits

Apply for a permit to attach objects to Street Trees. There are several options for applying including; online, mail, and in person.
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When is a Permit Required?

A permit is required forattaching objects to street trees, including cables and bracing. Please read further information on whether the trees qualify for the permit. No permit is required for attaching objects to private property trees.

Attaching ornamental lights requires an Ornamental Tree Lighting Application.

See Attachment Permits FAQ for more details. 

Complete the Forms

We provide help with electronic documents, and you may call (503) 823-TREE (8733) for further assistance with obtaining forms, 

Submit the Forms


To file the completed application forms online, use the DevHub tool:

Submit Tree Attachment Permit 

By Mail 

Make sure to include:

  • Street Tree Attachment Permit Application
  • A check made out to City of Portland

You can find the cost on the current Fee Schedule:

Our mailing address is: 

Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry

1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 5000

Portland, Oregon 97201


City of Portland Urban Forestry

Manager of Portland's urban forest

Mailing address

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