West Linn: Just for Residents

  • Planning |

    You can securely register your home-based business online and pay via credit card, check, or cash. The business license form and home occupation form have been combined to simplify the process. You are no longer required to fill out two separate forms.

    Online Business License Applications and Renewals

    Home Occupany License Details

  • Police |

    If you have been a victim of identity theft file a report with the police department immediately. Get a copy of the report or the number of your report in case your bank, credit card company, or insurance company needs proof of the crime. Even when you discover you are a victim of identity theft, it takes months of frustrating effort to clear your name and credit history. Guard your personal information. Guard your mail. Guard your wallet or purse. Guard your phone and internet. Guard your trash.

  • Library |

    We welcome any resident of Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon, or Clark County in Washington, to get a free library card at West Linn Public Library. You may print out and complete a library card application (see bottom of page) and bring it in to the library. You'll need to bring photo identification and something that shows your current address (a driver's license or piece of mail addressed to you, or a lease or sales agreement for your home, etc.). You may also pick up a card application at the library.

  • Finance |

    Please contact us in the Finance Department if we can be of service in anyway - our general number is 503-656-4261 or email Nancy at nevett@westlinnoregon.gov

    If you prefer the immediate assistance or attention of the Chief Financial Officer, please contact Richard Seals directly at 503-722-5505 or by email at rseals@westlinnoregon.gov

    City of West Linn
    PO Box 2330
    Portland, Oregon 97208

  • Municipal Court |

    The City of West Linn will hold a Special Election on September 17, 2013 for the position of Municipal Judge to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of Judge Heather Karabeika.  The term of office expires December 31, 2014.


    • Member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar
    • Registered voter
    • City of West Linn resident for one year prior to the election


  • Neighborhoods |

    Help the City of West Linn win a $10,000 grant! The top three cities with the most sign-ups per capita through Dec. 22 will each win a $10,000 grant. Receive Trusted, Up-To-Date Neighborhood Public Safety and Community Information directly from our department by text message and email. No Cost, simple, reliable. Register Now by clicking here http://local.nixle.com/register/ In an attempt to better communicate with our residents, the City of West Linn City Hall and Police Department have begun to use Nixle.com.

  • Old Time Fair |

    Welcome to West Linn's Old Time Fair 2014
    58th Annual West Linn Old Time Fair
    July 18-20, 2014

    West Linn's home-grown community festival, the Old Time Fair, will be held in July in beautiful Willamette Park at the foot of 12th Street. As always, the fair will feature great food, musical entertainment, carnival rides, custom car show, games, and activities for the whole family. This years Fair promises to have a great carnival, many vendors , great music and as always, fabulous food.

  • Police |

    Effective July 1, 2010, West Linn dog licensing is managed by Clackamas County. Please click here to license your dog or call Clackamas County at 503-655-8628. The West Linn Police Department will work closely with Clackamas County to ensure that all lost and found dogs are returned to their owners using the Clackamas County licensing system. Thank you.

  • Old Time Fair |

    2014 West Linn Old Time Fair Parade Parade Theme - TBA Grand Marshals - TBA  The parade is to be held Saturday, July 19, starting at 10 am on Willamette Falls Drive in historic Willamette area of West Linn.    

  • Planning |

    Approval or denial of an application is based upon standards and approval criteria. The decision-maker must decide whether or not to approve the application based solely on the applicable criteria and on the information provided in the record. See the supporting documents below to a summary of the Public Hearing Procedure and Developmental Review Approval Criteria.

    Link to the Community Development Code

  • Finance |


    In this quarterly report, for the first three months ended September 30, 2008, you will find an overview of department goals and tasks beside each Fund's financial results.

    Budgeted data is also presented showing how each fund is tracking against their annual budget for the fiscal year 2008-09 which will end in June 2009.

  • Parks and Recreation |

    The Parks and Recreation mission statement is to provide life enhancing experiences and to promote a healthy community. This is accomplished by providing safe, attractive, and well maintained parks, facilities, trails and open spaces, as well as, creative and challenging recreation programs for the leisure time enjoyment of West Linn citizens of all ages.

    LOOK AT ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS RIGHT OVER HERE ----------> ---------->---------

  • Parks and Recreation |

    2013 West Linn Annual Holiday Parade

    This years Theme is "It's a Wonderful Life West Linn- 100 Years"

    Saturday, December 14
    Willamette Falls Drive

  • Library |

    Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the library offers free family passes to area cultural venues. There is one pass for each venue and they may be reserved in advance. You will need a library card in good standing to check out a pass.


  • Planning |

    ISSUE: As the City of West Linn approaches its ultimate residential build-out, it is expected to receive a greater number of requests for residential housing developments on smaller, often constrained, properties that are surrounded by existing housing. Development of these “infill” sites requires alternative regulatory approaches to create more desirable infill housing that is compatible with the community’s overall vision. The City Council has instructed Staff and the Planning Commission to revise the City’s code to address this issue.