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.
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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.
× When do I have to hook up to the City’s sewer or a septic system?
When a collection line or service lateral becomes available within 300 feet of a property served by a private sewage disposal system, the user shall construct a private lateral to connect the property to the wastewater system, and any septic tanks, cesspools, or other private sewage disposal system shall, at the owner’s sole expense, be abandoned in accordance with state law and in accordance with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requirements.
Where no collection line is located within 300 feet from any boundary of a property, the owner shall construct and connect to a private sewage disposal system complying with the provisions of Section 13.15 of the Coos Bay Municipal Code. The owner shall operate and maintain the private sewage disposal system at all times in a sanitary manner and at the owner’s sole expense. Permits may be required by the DEQ for the installation and/or maintenance of the private sewage disposal system. It is the owner’s responsibly to comply with all DEQ requirements.
The local DEQ office is located at 381 N Second Street, Coos Bay, OR 97420. The phone number for DEQ’s office is (541) 269-2721.
× Do I need a permit for a sewer repair?
Yes. A Sewer Permit is required if the repair involves the city's storm or sanitary sewer, so you should check with the City's Public Works Department before starting repairs. If the repair is in the right of way (e.g. under the sidewalk or street), the permit needs to include right of way use and will require a bond. If the sewer repair is entirely on private property, City permits are not required, however state permits may be required.
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
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 administers the design, development and maintenance of all enterprise geospatial features and data utilized by the City. Additional responsibilities include spatial analysis, thematic map production, GPS data collection/integration and creation of interactive web mapping applications.
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 made available through interactive web applications or as downloadable files. New maps will be published as data and resources become available.
Interactive Maps - Select the link below to access the online web mapping applications.
Standard City Maps - The maps listed below can be downloaded in Adobe's 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