City of The Dalles, OR



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Paving project at East Third and Jefferson Streets

Picture: Paving project at the intersection of E. 3rd Street and Jefferson Street in The Dalles.
The Transportation Division primarily manages the operation and maintenance of over 99 miles of paved city streets in addition to: bicycle paths, sidewalks, unpaved alleys, public pedestrian access paths and right-of-ways. The Division mission is to safely and efficiently manage and maintain the City streets while providing high levels of customer service. Division responsibilities also include Public Works fleet management and maintenance of some City-owned buildings and grounds.

Logo trim trees and shrubs for traffic safetyPicture of tree trim requirements described in text

The owner or occupant of any property is responsible to trim trees and shrubs to meet requirements set out in any chapter of The Dalles Municipal Code. No owner or person in charge of property shall allow noxious vegetation to be on their property or in the right-of-way adjacent to their property (The Dalles Municipal Code 5.24.030).

The Dalles Municipal Code 11.20.020 regulating street trees requires all trees growing near a sidewalk, street or alley to be trimmed so that the limbs and branches are not less than 9 feet above the sidewalk and 14 feet above the street. These trim requirements allow safe passage for pedestrians on sidewalks as well as garbage trucks, tall delivery vans and school buses traveling on streets and alleys.

The Dalles Municipal Code 5.24.020 requires vegetation that impairs the view of a public street or impairs the view of any traffic control device to be controlled or removed. These trim requirements allow vehicles to see oncoming traffic and obey traffic signs.

Scroll down to access a tree trimming flyer in the spring tree trimming document section of this webpage.


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You can download or print a permit application from the Public Works Documents webpage.

Streets throughout The Dalles may be owned by the State of Oregon, Wasco County or even privately owned. View this Map of road ownership in The Dalles to determine who to call about any concerns.

Report a concern here. Email other questions to the Public Works Department or call (541) 296-5401.

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Summer Street Maintenance3 documents

  • 2022 Street Maintenance Program Map
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  • 2022 Street Maintenance Program List
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  • Learn more about our community investment in safe transportation
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Fall Leaf Pick-up3 documents

  • Fall Leaf Disposal Special.pdf
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  • Sweeping for Safe Streets.pdf
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  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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Winter Weather Response3 documents

  • Snow Response Information.pdf
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  • Snow Shoveling Safety.pdf
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  • Winter Weather Response Plan.pdf
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Spring Tree Trimming2 documents

  • Trim Your Trees for Traffic Safety.pdf
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  • Annual Snowmelt Street Flooding.pdf
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