Solicitation within the City of Lake Oswego requires a business license. For relatively brief door-to-door activities, a temporary license may be most suited to a vendor's needs. These cost $25 for one week only, $50 for two weeks. Also, door-to-door activities require a current picture of the salesperson(s) on file.
Both "for-profit" and "non-profit" solicitation require licensing. "For-profit" soliciting might include sale of magazine subscriptions, household items, or services of some kind, while "non-profit" solicitation might involve organizations such as the American Cancer Society or Green Peace seeking donations.
Also, whether it be one person or a group of twelve, each individual solicitor is required to carry a copy of the business license while conducting door-to-door solicitation. Anyone who conducts door-to-door solicitation within city limits must adhere to Ordinances 34.16.915 and 34.16.920. These address the rights of residents and business owners by restricting the hours of solicitation (between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. daylight savings time, and only to 8 p.m. during standard time); and allows residents and businesses to prohibit solicitation through the posting of a sign that conforms to the requirements of LOC 34.16.945. LOC 34.16.945 states how the sign must read, its size, and where is should be displayed.
No Solicitation Signs - Available at the Chamber of Commerce and City Hall
"No Solicitation" signs may be purchased from the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce for a cost of $5.00. The Chamber is located at 459 3rd Street and the phone number is 503-636-3634. For your convenience, a supply of these signs is also maintained at City Hall, 1st floor - Finance counter, at the same cost. The sign shown in the picture is 6.5" x 8.5".