News & Announcements

Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grants
Would you like to take on a project with your neighbors that would build on the uniqueness and character of your neighborhood while enhancing the quality of life in Lake Oswego?

The 2018-19 Grant Cycle is Now Open!

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Historic Resources Preservation Incentive Grant Program


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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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Tree Permits Online


The City of Lake Oswego, using the State of Oregon’s full-service e-permitting program now accepts online applications for tree removal, tree protection and tree verification. Landscape Contractors and Construction Contractors with a CCB number can apply, pay and check the status of your tree permits online through then click on e-permitting system link on the left hand side.

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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

Mar 26 2018 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

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Apr 16 2018 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Apr 23 2018 - 6:30pm

Development Review Commission

May 7 2018 - 7:00pm

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