Public Records Requests
The City Recorder’s office maintains the legislative history, documents, and public records of the city. Individuals have a right to review public records of a public entity, per state law under ORS 192. The City of Lake Oswego has many digital records available and searchable at no cost including meeting agendas and materials, as well as, historical documents such as Ordinances and Resolutions.
To begin your search, click here to access our Public Records repository.
To search for previously issued Building Permits and Records, click HERE.
**Please note the city does not have house plans prior to 1985**
You can find building plans and previously issued permits at BuildingPermits.Oregon.gov. Be sure to change the start date to the year '1900' to obtain permits older than one year. When searching, enter the entire street number and only the first three letters of the street name without directional prefixes (NE, SW, etc.) Be sure 'Lake Oswego' is filled in for city. Select search and you can select any of the available items.
Records not available by a website search can be requested through an online Public Records Request form. These requests will be routed to the department that is in custody of those records for fulfillment. When filling out the request, please select the department that is appropriate for your request to get the fastest possible response.
Within five business days City staff will acknowledge receipt of your records request and advise of the custody status of the requested public record. If it is estimated that the fee to locate and make the records available for inspection and/or copying will exceed $25, you will be advised and a deposit of the estimated fee will be required before City records are searched and/or photocopied.
No later than ten business days after the date the request is acknowledged by staff or the deposit, if required, is paid, whichever occurs later, City staff will complete its response to the public records request or provide a written statement that the City is still processing the request, along with a reasonable estimated date by which City staff expects to complete its response.