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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 These restrictions, known as racial covenants, are illegal and no longer in effect.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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Urban & Community Forestry 2020

For 31 years, the City of Lake Oswego has earned Tree City USA (TCUSA) designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation

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PP 19-0012: Luscher Farm Area Concept Plan-2020

The City of Lake Oswego intends to submit an application to Metro for a major amendment to the Portland Metro Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) by March 15, 2020 (Metro’s deadline) to add approximately 83.3 acres of City-owned parks and open spaces (“Luscher Farm”) to the UGB. Metro code requires a concept plan be submitted with applications for major amendments to the UGB.

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Tree Care and Maintenance

The City’s contract arborist prepares tree maintenance and care articles quarterly that contain seasonal tips and advice on caring for your trees. The topic for Winter 2020 is Tree Planting: To Stake or Not to Stake? More seasonal tree care topics are also available in the Tree Care and Maintenance Archives link below the article.

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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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