Public Works Department

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

Jim {last_name} - Director Photo Jim Hossley

Jim started in the Public Works profession in 1990.  He joined the City of Coos Bay in October 2005.

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  • Q:

    × Who is responsible for the improved and unimproved right of way next to my house?

    The property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the improved and/or unimproved right of way adjacent to the property. The right of way must be maintained so that vegetation in not overgrown and causing a vision clearance issue, and sidewalks must be maintained and in good repair and safe condition. See Coos Bay Municipal Code Section 12 .

  • Q:

    × 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.

  • Q:

    × Can I camp in any of the parks?

    Camping is not allowed in city parks. The only exceptions are for a city of Coos Bay park host, or a group with permission via a special events permit from Public Works and Development Department.

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Current Request for Bids, Proposals and/or Qualifications from the City of Coos Bay

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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.

Development Provisions for Public & Private Infrastructure

Part 1 - Procedural Requirements
Part 1A - Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program
Part 2 - Design Standards
Part 3 - Construction Specifications
Part 4 - Standard Details

Wastewater Master Plans

Collection System Master Plan - Volume A
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - System Mapping
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - Proposed Improvements

Stormwater Master Plans

Collection System Master Plan - Volume A
Appendix A
Collection System Master Plan - Volume B - System Mapping
Collection System Master Plan - Limited Area - 2004

Guidelines for Illegal and Legal Discharges and Private Lateral Regulations

Letter to Industry

Engineering Staff

Jennifer Wirsing, PE
Wastewater Project Administrator
Phone  541-269-1181 x 2247
Fax      541-269-8916

Jessica Spann
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2221
Fax     541-269-8916

Jason Vinyard
Engineering Technician
Phone  541-269-1181 x 2249
Fax       541-269-8916


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

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.

External Links

Oregon Spatial Data Library




Kevin Neff
GIS Coordinator
541-269-1181 x 2258


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.

Online Maps - Click on the link below to access the interactive web applications.

Coos Bay Maps


Standard City Maps - The maps listed below can be downloaded in Adobe's pdf format.

Zoning Map

Comprehensive Plan Map

Urban Renewal Districts Map

Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan Map

Street Map


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.

Randy Dixon
Operations Administrator
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201

Plans, schedules & Documents:

Streets Task Force Recommendations

Coos Bay Transportation System Plan

Empire Blvd. Project 

Street Grading Schedule Map