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Tree Care and Maintenance

The City’s contract arborist prepares tree maintenance and care articles quarterly that contains seasonal tips and advice on caring for your trees. The topic for Fall 2019 is Insects and Diseases. More seasonal tree care topics are also available in the Tree Care and Maintenance Archives link below the article.

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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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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

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Upcoming Events

Development Review Commission

Dec 16 2019 - 7:00pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Jan 8 2020 - 7:00pm

Planning Commission

Jan 13 2020 - 6:30pm

Planning Commission

Jan 27 2020 - 6:30pm

Planning Commission

Feb 10 2020 - 6:30pm

Historic Resources Advisory Board

Feb 12 2020 - 7:00pm

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Short-Term Rentals Code Changes

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