The City of Lake Oswego is continuing to provide essential services. In addition, we're exploring new "no-contact" options in order to reduce exposure to COVID-19 while providing programs and services.  Updates, information on City services, and COVID-19 resources.

Posted on: Mar 31 2020 - 10:39am


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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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Tigard / Lake Oswego Enterprise Zone

The Tigard / Lake Oswego Enterprise Zone provides an economic development opportunity for Lake Oswego's Southwest Employment Area, which includes light industrial and commercial land in proximity to I-5 and Boones Ferry Road. 

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Tenant Improvements

Building Division
If you have more questions relating to your particular project or site, please contact the Planning and Building Services Department at 503-635-0270.

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Home-based Businesses

The City of Lake Oswego is home to more than 800 home-based businesses, or Home Occupations. These occupations include:

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Resource Links

Lake Oswego businesses can access a wide variety of local, regional, and state business assistance resources.

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Contact Information

Business Licenses

Resource Center

Key Documents and Reports

Forms, Permits, and Applications