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Be Prepared
Make an Emergency Plan this September with help from the City of Tigard

In celebration of National Preparedness Month (NPM), the City of Tigard is highlighting resources available to help neighborhoods in being prepared. The NPM national movement serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Read more
Free Street TreesStreet Trees
The street tree program seeks to increase the city’s tree canopy and beautify the community by supplying Tigard homeowners and neighborhood groups with free trees.

Street tree orders will be accepted through September 30, 2016. Tree selection and planning typically begin in early November with delivery and planting scheduled for late November through December each year.

The street tree program is funded by developers who are unable to meet urban forestry requirements at their project sites. When this occurs, the city collects funds which are used to plant trees elsewhere in the city.

For more information, please contact Vance Walker at 503-718-2606 or

Leaf Disposal Event (Nov & Dec 2016)

Got Leaves? We Can Help!
Area residents are encouraged to drop off leaves and donate non-perishable food items at the 14th annual free Leaf Disposal and Food Drive. The event will be held at Cook Park, at the end of 92nd Avenue just off of Durham Road near Tigard High School.

Residents can drop off leaves and food items between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on any of the following days:

Saturday, November 12 | Saturday, November 19
Saturday, December 10 | Saturday, December 17

Leaves can be loose or bagged. Paper bags, purchased at local hardware stores, are preferred. Plastic bags may be used for transport, but must be emptied before leaves are accepted by city staff.  

A donation of two non-perishable food items is recommended. Donations will be forwarded to area residents through Tigard’s St. Vincent de Paul food distribution facility.

For more information, contact Wastewater Operations Supervisor Theresa Reynolds at 503-718-2704 or

Call Before You Dig

Call Before You Dig
Anyone planning to dig (property owner, resident, contractor, etc.) is required by law to contact the Utility Notification Center or call 811 or 1-800-332-2344 at least 48 hours before digging to submit a “Utility Locate Request.” These toll-free numbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Why call?
Buried facilities can be anywhere whether under sidewalks, roads or within an individual’s yard. Calling ensures any “publicly owned underground lines” will be marked and decreases the likelihood of personal injury and accidental damage to the lines.

Is there a charge?
No. There is currently no charge for the location of public lines

What information will I need to provide?

  • Name and telephone number;
  • Alternate name and telephone number;
  • Whether work will be taking place within 10 feet of overhead power lines;
  • Type of work to be done;
  • Who the work is being done for;
  • City, county, state;
  • Location of work or street address;
  • Nearest intersecting street;
  • Distance and direction from intersecting street;
  • Extent of work to be done;
  • Special instructions for marking; and
  • Township, range and section (if known).

What will I get from the telephone call?
You will be given the following information and will need to write it down:

  • A list of utility organizations in your area who will be contacted to provide locates.
  • A time the markings will occur.
  • A “ticket number” for reference purposes.
What do the markings mean?
Temporary markings play an important role nationwide for contractors, construction crews, homeowners and any others involved with excavating on a particular property. They are all part of the American Public Works Association's (APWA) Uniform Color Code, used to indicate the exact locations of underground utility lines.
Here's what the colors signify:
Proposed Excavation
Temporary Survey Markings
Electric Power Lines, Cable, Conduit and Lighting Cables
Gas-Oil-Steam, Petroleum and Gaseous Materials
Communications, Telephone, Cable TV, Alarm and Signal Lines
Potable Water
Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Slurry
Sanitary Sewers, Storm Sewers, Drains Lines


Questions?  Forgotten ticket number? Unknown markings in the street?  
View the National Ticket Management Service (NTMS) website to find this information. NTMS Logo

Tigard Public Works Building
8777 SW Burnham St.
Tigard, OR 97223

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

After-Hours Emergency
To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.
Our Mission: The Public Works Department proudly provides stewardship over the city's water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, streets, fleet, buildings and park services in a safe, efficient, courteous and professional manner.

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