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Trees - Forms and Applications List

This page is intended to provide a single location to access forms and applications for various Urban Forestry requests. Tree Emergencies requiring an immediate response should be reported to: 503-823-TREE (8733), press 1 when prompted.

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DevHub Online Portal

The following can be submitted on the Development Hub Online Portal: 

  • Removal and Replanting Permit Application
  • Street Tree Root Pruning Permit Application
  • Tree Pruning Application (With Inspection) 
  • Street Tree Pruning (Self-Issued) 

Helpful Resource: Development Hub at a Glance

Features screenshots for using Development Hub online application portal.


Removal and Replant Permits

Tree Removal & Replanting Permit for Street Trees or private property trees 12 inches or larger in diameter when no development is occurring on-site.

This supplemental page is used to list additional trees with a Tree Removal & Replanting Permit Application.

Tree Removal and replanting permit application instructions.

This supplemental page is 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.

This form is to be used when you are required to replant as a condition of a Tree Removal & Replanting Permit and you wish to replant in your neighbor’s right-of-way.

This form is to be used to appeal Non-Development Urban Forestry permit decisions. The applicant may appeal any permit decision.

This Replanting Waiver Application will only apply to the Tree Removal & Replanting Permit Application it is submitted with.


Street Tree and Heritage Tree Permits (Non-Removal)

Application for Street Tree or Heritage Tree pruning with inspection.

Self - Issued Street Tree Pruning Permit

Street Tree pruning permits may be self-issued online if the tree to be pruned meets the following conditions: The Street Tree is at a residential-zoned property, pruning is for branches less than 6 inches in diameter at the attachment to the stem, pruning is for young tree pruning, crown cleaning or crown raising for clearance of the street and sidewalk, and the Street Tree is not a Heritage Tree.

PDF version of the Street Tree Permit Application (non-removal). See Street Tree Permits for more information. 

This page is to be submitted with the Street Tree Permit Application (non-removal) for health inspections, planting, pruning, and chemical application of Street Trees (trees in the public right-of-way) and/or Heritage Trees.

This form is to be used to request a permit to permanently attach items to Street Trees. “Permanently” is defined as 6 or more continuous months in a 12-month period.

Temporary Ornamental Street Tree Lighting Application

Applicants for Street Tree Attachment permits must submit a Letter of Guarantee against loss or damage to City trees.

A permit is required to prune native trees in an environmental overlay zone or within the Pleasant Valley Natural Resources overlay zone.

This form is to be used to appeal Non-Development Urban Forestry permit decisions. The applicant may appeal any permit decision.


Development

Required only when removing trees 36 inches or greater on private property.

Posting required only when removing trees 36 inches or greater on private property.

A helpful template for the neighborhood notice required only when removing trees 36 inches or greater on private property.

Required only when removing of trees 36 inches or greater on private property.

This form is to be used to appeal Urban Forestry development requirements and development permit decisions.


Tree Concerns and Code Compliance

Online Reporting for Tree Code Violations

An online form to report Tree Code violations such as dead or hazard trees, unpermitted tree activity, failure to plant required trees, tree topping, or encroachment within a tree protection zone.

This form is to be used when required by a Notice of Violation.

This form is to be used when a property owner or responsible party has been given a notice of Portland City Code Title 11 and has been directed to make any correction or to perform any act and the owner or responsible party believes the finding of the notice was in error.


Appeal and Administrative Review

  • This form is to be used to appeal Urban Forestry permit decisions. The applicant may appeal any permit decision.
  • This form is to be used when a property owner or responsible party has been given a notice of Portland City Code Title 11 and has been directed to make any correction or to perform any act and the owner or responsible party believes the finding of the notice was in error. It may also be used to appeal Urban Forestry development requirements development permit decisions.
  • How to Write an Appeal and Fill Out an Application for an Appeal - Resource 

Fee Schedule


Read the Tree Code, Title 11