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Starting a Business in Lake Oswego

The City of Lake Oswego welcomes new businesses and encourages business expansion.

Business License

A business license is required to operate a business in Lake Oswego, unless exempted by State law. This includes home-based businesses and door-to-door solicitation. 

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Temporary Signs During Boones Ferry Road Project

The City Council adopted Ordinance 2822 in July 2019 relaxing temporary sign restrictions for a limited time for businesses on properties directly affected by construction of the Boones Ferry Road (BFR) Project.

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LU 18-0034: Short-Term Rentals

The Planning Commission conducted a year-long process to review options for regulating short-term rentals, gathering public input and conducting public sessions and hearings. A chronology of this effort is provided below.


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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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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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Contact Information

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

Sep 23 2019 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Oct 7 2019 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Oct 14 2019 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Oct 21 2019 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Oct 28 2019 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

Nov 4 2019 - 7:00pm

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