Committed to Serving the Public
The mission of the Public Works Department is to provide and maintain the infrastructure of the City of Coos Bay while protecting the health and welfare of the City residents, businesses, and visitors. We are here to provide quality services, within available resources, to our customers in a timely and effcient manner, as well as to support economic growth and development with the unity and trust of highly qualified and skilled personnel.
Get To Know
Most Requested Forms
× Who is responsible for the maintenance and repair of my sewer lateral?
The owner of a building connected to the wastewater system is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the private lateral and any appurtenances, including the connection to the collection line. The owner shall keep the private lateral in good condition and repair and shall replace, at the owner’s expense, any portions which, in the opinion of the director, have become unfit for further use because of damage to or disintegration of the private line.
× Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?
You do not need a permit or permission to remove a tree on your own property. However, if the tree is in the public right-of-way, such as next to the street or sidewalk, you do approval from the Tree Board prior to removal. You may also need a right-of-way permit. Contact the Public Works Department at 541-269-8918 for additional information.
× Do I need a permit for a new sewer connection or a repair to an existing sewer connection?
Yes. A Sewer Connection Permit is required for a new connection or a repair of an existing connection to the sewer, including both sanitary sewer and storm sewer connections.
Bids, RFPs & RFQs
Current Request for Bids, Proposals and/or Qualifications from the City of Coos Bay
The Engineering Division provides engineering services for the City's public improvement projects. These projects are primairly related to wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. The Division also provides engineering review of plans for private improvements within public right-of-way or that impact public right-of-way.
design standards & Details
Wastewater Master Plans
Stormwater Master Plans
Guidelines for Illegal and Legal Discharges and Private Lateral Regulations
Jennifer Wirsing, PE
Wastewater Project Administrator
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2247
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2221
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2249
Contracts Administration Specialist
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2224
Creating, maintaining and delivering accurate, up to date geographic information resources for the City of Coos Bay staff and its citizens.
What is GIS?
A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. It is a computer-based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates database operations and statistical analysis with the unique visualization and spatial analysis benefits offered by maps. These abilities distinguish GIS from other information systems and make it valuable to a wide range of public and private enterprises for explaining events, predicting outcomes, and planning strategies.
GIS Services is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of all enterprise GIS data utilized by the City. Additional responsibilities include map production, geospatial analysis, GPS data collection/processing, software/hardware configuration and web map publication.
541-269-1181 x 2258
Coos Bay Maps
The City of Coos Bay provides GIS maps for its citizens and staff to view and search for a variety of data. The maps are available through interactive web-based applications or as downloadable files.
Online Interactive Maps - Select the link below to access the City's web-based mapping applications.
Standard Maps - The following City maps are avaiable for download in Adobe® pdf format.
The Operations Division is responsible for the maintenance of the public infrastructure.
Services provided by this division include: the repair of City streets, sidewalks, storm water, street sweeping, tree service, public drainage facilities, mowing of City's property, installation of traffic control devices, traffic signals, traffic markings, fleet management and facility management. Operations Division also oversees project management and contract management of large infrastructure and facility projects, which includes securing outside resources such as grants to assist both the department and other shareholders in achieving the City's goals.
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201