TEMPORARY FEE WAIVER! For a limited time, fees for Tree Felling Permits will be waived to remove hazard trees created by the January 2024 ice storm. These will also have an expedited tree felling permit process.

We understand there may be a lot of questions about whether a permit is needed to cut down trees damaged by the ice storm. The answer is: it depends. Please check out this fact sheet about the City of Springfield’s tree removal permits.

If you still have questions, we’re here to help!

Contact Springfield’s Planning Department for info

  • Visit the City’s website to “Ask a Planner” at: bit.ly/spflddevelopmentcenter.
  • Email the planner on duty at: permitcenter@springfield-or.gov.
  • Phone: 541-726-3753, choose 1, choose 1 again, and leave a message for the “Planner on Duty.”
  • In person: Community Development Center, Springfield City Hall, 225 5th St., Springfield, OR.
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8-12 a.m., and 1-4 p.m.

Click to view the fact sheet on Springfield’s Tree Felling Permits.