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
- Special Event Permit Application Application to hold special events on city property or with city services
- Right of Way Vacation Application Right of Way Vacation
- Public Works Permit Right of way (ROW) use; driveway access, curb cut; sewer connection, cap or repair; site development, grading, fill, excavation
× 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.
× What is my property zoned?
The Zoning Map shows the zoning for the entire city; just zoom in to find your property. You can also call the Planning Division of the Community Development Department at 541-269-8918. You'll need to know the property address or, if it is an undeveloped property, some other means of identifying it such as cross streets or tax parcel information. We can help you find the answers you need. Allowed uses on a property are based on the zoning designation. Zoning definitions and descriptions are included in the Coos Bay Municipal Code, Title 17.
× Do I need a permit for a sewer repair?
Yes. A Public Works Permit (Sewer) 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, Policies & Details
Wastewater Master Plans
Stormwater Master Plans
Guidelines for Illegal and Legal Discharges and Private Lateral Regulations
Jennifer Wirsing, PE
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 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.
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201