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Urban & Community Forestry Workshops For 2018

Native and Invasive Tree Identification Workshop

For the 12th consecutive year, the City is pleased to offer free Urban and Community Forestry Workshops. At this workshop, learn techniques used in tree identification - looking at leaves, fruit, bark, twigs, and form - and discuss common native and invasive tree species with ISA Board Certified Master Arborist Todd Prager on a neighborhood walking tour. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring your own water. For free registration, please call 503-635-0290 or email

When & Where:  Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Forest Hills Elementary School

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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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Backyard Habitat Certification Program

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program provides technical assistance and incentives to Lake Oswego residents who wish to restore native wildlife habitat in their backyards. Participants are guided through three levels of habitat restoration: silver, gold, and platinum.

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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


Upcoming Events

Planning Commission

Jul 23 2018 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Aug 6 2018 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Aug 13 2018 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Aug 20 2018 - 7:00pm

Tree Protection and Tree Removal Workshop

Aug 23 2018 - 5:30pm

Planning Commission - No Meeting Scheduled

Aug 27 2018 - 6:30pm

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