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Business Assistance

Did you know that Lake Oswego has over two thousand businesses? These enterprises include a wide range of personal and professional services, manufacturers, and retail and restaurant establishments, among others. The retail market area of Lake Oswego contains over 130,000 residents.

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Seasonal Enclosures and Other Shelters for Commercial Uses

Lake Oswego restaurants have faced numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist our local restaurants, in September 2020, the Lake Oswego City Council amended the City Code to allow seasonal restaurant enclosures in commercial areas.

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Planning E-Permitting

On August 24, 2020, the Building, Planning, and Engineering Departments converted to a new unified permit management system, the Accela Oregon Model, which is hosted by the State Dept. of Business and Consumer Services-Building Codes Division. This application replaces three antiquated programs that were not integrated with one another and no longer maintained.

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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 These restrictions, known as racial covenants, are illegal and no longer in effect.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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Planning Commission and Development Review Commission Meetings to Resume Online in June

UPDATED:  MAY 20, 2020

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Online Neighborhood Meetings for Land Use Applications

Pursuant to the City Manager’s direction and Governor Brown’s COVID-19 “Safe Public Meetings and Continued Government Operations” Executive Order 20-16, the City of Lake Oswego will accept an online neighborhood meeting alternative for land use applications that require a neighborhood meeting.

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Contact Information

Until further notice, the Permit Center is closed to walk-in customers. You may contact the planning department at the e-mail below. 

M-Tu 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
W 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Th-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No new applications can be submitted after 2:30 p.m.

Note: Planning counter closes at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays,
applications are due by 2:00 p.m.

Location: 3rd Floor, City Hall, 380 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, 97034

Mailing Address: PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: (503) 635-0290   
Fax: (503) 635-0269

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