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Current Estimated Plan Review and Inspection Times, as of May 16th, 2022

Residential Structure permits 4 -6 weeks for first review

Commercial Structure permits 8-10 weeks for first review

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Community Development Activity Report

The Activity Report is a monthly snapshot of activities for the Planning & Building Departments.

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Building E-Permitting

Lake Oswego has joined the State of Oregon's full-service e-permitting system. You can now apply for permits, check the status of your permits, and schedule inspections online.

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Removal of Racial Covenants

Have You Checked Your Deed?

Some residents may find discriminatory language in their property deed that restricts homeownership based on race. These restrictions, known as racial covenants, are illegal and no longer in effect. However, because so many of them remain in deeds and CC&Rs, some states, including Oregon, have adopted laws to help homeowners remove them from their deeds. 

Learn more about how to remove restrictive covenants from your deed.

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Residential Demolition Information

14-Day public notice Required Prior to Residential Demolition

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Application Completeness Review

Application Completeness Review program for new single family residential building permits. This pilot program is intended to reduce the overall time it takes to issue permits when no land use decision is required. It also seeks to improve the quality of plan submittals and avoid complications once construction begins.

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Contact Information

Monday  -  Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

No NSFR or new commercial structural applications accepted after 11:30 a.m.

Phone: 503-635-0390
Fax: 503-697-6574

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