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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
- Right of Way Use Application Application to Use Right of Way for Improvements, Structures, and Use
- Special Event Permit Application Application to hold special events on city property or with city services
- Animal Control Permit Application for a permit pursuant to all provisions of animal control ordinances.
× Are property boundary lines shown on GIS maps accurate?
The property boundary lines shown on GIS maps are within a few feet of the actual boundary, but are not exactly accurate due to the nature of GIS. The property boundary lines generated in GIS are intended to be a graphical representation only and are by no means an official survey or legal interpretation thereof. The City of Coos Bay provides this data in good faith and makes no warranties, guarantees or representations of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the content, accuracy, completeness or reliability of this data.
× 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.
× 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.
× What is my property zoned?
For additional information, please contact the Planning Division of the Community Development Department at 541-269-8918. Allowed uses on a property are based on the zoning designation.
× 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
× 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. Additionally, sidewalks must be maintained and in good repair and safe condition per Section 12.10.020 of the Coos Bay Municipal Code.
× 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 email@example.com for further information.
× 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.
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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
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
Fax (541) 269-8916
Engineering Services Coordinator
Phone (541) 269-1181 x 2221
Fax (541) 269-8916
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 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.
CITY GIS MAPS
541-269-1181 x 2258
The Operations Division is part of the Public Works Department and 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 facilitiy projects, which includes securing outside resources such as grants to assist both the department and other shareholders in acheiving the City's goals.
"To operate and maintain the City’s infrastructure by providing quality service to our customers through dedicated and reliable employees who share the responsibility for advancing common community values. To foster a higher quality of life, we recognize the past, and plan for the future, through the wise use of community resources and ongoing development and support of City personnel."
(541) 269-1181, ext 2201