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
- Special Event Permit Application Application to hold special events on city property or with city services
- Public Works Permit Right of way (ROW) use; driveway access, curb cut; sewer connection, cap or repair; site development, grading, fill, excavation
- Right of Way Vacation Application Right of Way Vacation
× 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.
× Where can I get City of Coos Bay GIS Data or maps?
GIS data and maps can be obtained by contacting GIS Services at 541-269-1181 Ext. 2258 or by emailing Micah Lynn, GIS Coordinator, at email@example.com
× 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 must have approval from the Tree Board prior to removal. You may also need a Public Works Permit for work in the right of way. Contact the Public Works Department at 541-269-8918 for additional information.
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.
Jennifer Wirsing, PE
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2247
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2206
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2249
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone 541-269-1181 x 2221
Engineering Services Coordinator
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 development and maintenance of all enterprise GIS data utilized by the City. Specific responsibilities include map production, geospatial analysis, GPS data collection & processing, software/hardware configuration and web mapping application design.
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. 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 available 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.
Plans, schedules & Documents
Plans & Standards
The following plans and standards have been adopted.
design standards, Policies & Details
Wastewater Master Plans
Stormwater Master Plans
Sewer Lateral Regulations
Streets & transportation plans
Current city projects
Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 Expansion and Upgrade
Projects that will be starting soon
Eastside Safe Routes to School
The City, Coos Bay School District, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) partnered on a Safe Routes to School project to provide safer pedestrian access to and from Millicoma School. The project location extends from Millicoma School (2nd Ave.) to the Isthmus Slough Bridge. The project improvements include storm infrastructure, sidewalks, accessibility ramps, marked crosswalks, and rapid flash beacons. The City applied for and was awarded a $2 million Safe Routes to Schools grant from ODOT to partially fund the project. The project schedule is still currently being worked out with the contractor, but is expected to begin in April 2020.
4th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Construction of the 4th Street Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project (Phase I) is also expected to begin in April 2020, which includes reconstruction of the roadway, new traffic lights, bumpouts, new pedestrian crossings including rapid flash beacons, and ADA compliant sidewalks. The project location is within the Coos Bay Urban Renewal District and extends from Commercial Avenue to Donnelly Avenue. The City has partnered with the Coos Bay North Bend Water Board for the replacement of a water main in the same area. The City intends to complete similar improvements to 4th Street from Market Avenue to Commercial Avenue and Donnelly to Elrod at a later date (Phase 2).
Bids, RFPs & RFQs
Current Request for Bids, Proposals and/or Qualifications from the City of Coos Bay