City Implements Additional Strategies to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Posted Tue, 03/17/2020 - 8:02am

LAKE OSWEGO – In its continuing effort to slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lake Oswego, the City has decided to move to online, telephone, and video services at the Permit Center in the Building, Planning and Engineering Departments. We recognize that this could be an inconvenience and did not make the decision lightly. 

Effective immediately, and extending through April 14, 2020, the Permit Center is closed to walk-in customers. To continue to offer service in all other areas, we encourage people to:

  • Use electronic submittal or Email (as applicable) for all permit applications.
  • Drop off plans at Reception (3rd floor) only if they cannot be sent electronically.
  • Make an appointment if you need an in-person consultation with an engineer, planner or plans examiner.
  • All visitors must comply with social distancing. Anyone who is coughing, appears to have a fever, or is having difficulty breathing will be asked to return at a later time.

Need help from a staff member?  Lake Oswego’s Building, Planning, and Engineering staff are available to assist permit customers via phone and email during regular Permit Center hours for each department. Customers can also visit the following webpages for additional information and updates:

Lake Oswego Building Dept.: or Call 503-635-0390
Customers can also reach staff via email at:

Lake Oswego Planning Dept.: or Call 503-635-0290
Customers can also reach staff via email at:

Lake Oswego Engineering Dept.: or Call 503-635-0270
Customers can also reach staff via email at:

For more information about the City's risk reduction strategy, please click here