Community Development

Community Development is responsible for guiding growth and development within the city limits, and includes the Planning, Building , and GIS divisions. We also work closely with the City and Planning Commissions, businesses, and residents in shaping development policies

City of Oregon City

Formally known as the Community Development Department Stakeholders Group (CDDSG), the purpose of the Development Stakeholders Group (DSG) is to foster a dialog between the City, the development community and the public to improve City development processes.  The meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Community Development offices (221 Molalla Avenue, Suite 200) at 7:30am. 

City of Oregon City Marijuana Regulation

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the City of Oregon City will begin accepting business license applications for marijuana businesses in the City of Oregon City.  Because of specific Oregon City zoning regulations, such as the restriction that a marijuana retailer shall not locate within 1,000 feet of another marijuana retailer, the approval of your business license could be impacted by the issuance of a competitor’s business license whose business license application was submitted before yours.  Therefore, it’s important that you understand the following information so that you can secure your business location’s place in the sequential order in which the City will process and approve business license applications for marijuana businesses.

The regulations were adopted on October 19, 2016 pending the November 6 local vote which lifted the ban on marijuana businesses, and take effect on December 31, 2016.

The City will not accept LUCS forms or license applications until January 3rd, 2017. 

For an overview of the regulations for marijuana businesses, please download and review the documents attached at the bottom of this page.

As stated earlier, the City of Oregon City will begin accepting business license applications for marijuana businesses on January 3, 2017.  No business license applications for marijuana businesses will be accepted before January 3, 2017.  Business license applications submitted on January 3, 2017 must be submitted in person, in hard copy form, at the front desk in the lobby of the City Hall building of the City of Oregon City located at 625 Center Street.  (The City Hall building will open at 8am on January 3, 2017. If you arrive before 8am, it is suggested that you form a single file line directly outside of the front entrance of the building.)

The business license website is http://www.orcity.org/economicdevelopment/business-licenses

 Please download and review the documents at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.

 

City of Oregon City

 

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Please note, applications will not be accepted with the City of Oregon City Building Division without verification of licenses.  Read on to see the list.