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.

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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:

    × Do I need a permit for a new sewer connection or a repair to an existing sewer connection?

    Yes. Whether it is a new connection or a repair of an existing connection to the sewer, a Sewer Connection Permit is required. This can include both sanitary sewer and storm sewer connections. The sewer connection permit application fee is $145 per connection and processing for right of way is $75. In addition, a bond will be required. The bond amount is based on the amount of surface material that will be removed (within the right of way) in order to perform the project. Once this is determined, the City will calculate the length of the material removed based on $60 per lineal foot of asphalt/concrete and/or $20 per lineal foot of gravel. The bond amount will be either the calculated amount based on the length of material removed within the right of way or $500, whichever is greater.

  • Q:

    × 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 Kevin Neff, GIS Coordinator, at

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    × What GIS data is available?

    GIS Services provides data in various formats. Overlay maps of individual properties are available to the public and can be generated upon request. Overlay maps can include layers such as property lines, zoning designations, building footprints, City utilities, topography and satellite imagery. Raw GIS data files are available in various formats including; ESRI shapefiles, geodatabases and TIFF (*.tif) raster images. Please contact GIS Services at 541-269-1181 Ext. 2258 or by emailing Kevin Neff, GIS Coordinator, at for further information.

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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


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

Aaron Real
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 development, maintenance and analysis of all enterprise-wide geospatial features and datasets for the City. Other responsibilities include thematic map production, GPS data collection/integration and installation/maintenance of all GIS software on the City's network.


Zoning Map

Comprehensive Plan Map

Urban Renewal Districts Map

Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan Map

Street Map


Kevin Neff
GIS Coordinator
541-269-1181 x 2258


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