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Native and Invasive Tree Identification Walking Tour

For the 13th consecutive year, the City is pleased to offer a series of free Urban and Community Forestry Workshops for the public.

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Urban & Community Forestry 2019

Lake Oswego is celebrating its benchmark 30th year as a Tree City USA (TCUSA), a certification provided by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities for demonstrating a strong commitment to managing and caring for trees.

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LU 18-0034: Short-Term Rentals


Short-term rentals of dwellings (rentals of less than 31 days) are currently prohibited in Lake Oswego’s residential areas. The City Council has directed the Planning Commission to recommend development code changes that would allow Short-Term Rentals (STRs) subject to standards addressing land use concerns (to control neighborhood impacts), business licensing, transient lodging taxes, and enforcement.

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Short-Term Home Rentals Are Illegal in Residential Areas

Recently the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short-term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego.  Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue to permit short-term rental stays only in commercial areas.

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Monthly Updates on Planning and Building Activity

Monthly updates on Planning and Building activities are posted at the link below. For more information, please contact Scot Siegel, Planning and Building Services Director, at

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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


Upcoming Events

Special Planning Commission Meeting-Tour of Net Zero Home

Jul 23 2019 - 5:00pm

Native and Invasive Tree Identification Walking Tour

Aug 3 2019 - 10:00am

Development Review Commission

Aug 5 2019 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Aug 12 2019 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Aug 19 2019 - 7:00pm

Tree Protection and Tree Removal Workshop

Aug 22 2019 - 5:30pm

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