× Where can I go for assistance with opening a new business?
Contact the City of Coos Bay Public Works and Community Development Department at 541-269-8918 for information on business license requirements, zoning, urban renewal, and façade improvement grant program. Local agencies include the Business Development Center (541-756-6866), Business Oregon (541-267-4651), Coos Curry Douglas Business Development Corp (CCD) (541-756-4101), and South Coast Development Council (SCDC) (541-888-7003).
× How do I apply for a land use application?
The Planning Division handles land use applications. There are a number of different land use applications including annexations, variances, right-of-way vacations, conditional uses, site plan and architectural reviews, land divisions, and code or text amendments. Any type of property improvement or development may trigger a land use review so it is important to check with the Planning Division to discuss your intentions prior to starting a project.
× When can I start work?
Construction can begin when the permit is issued, and must be started within 180 days of the permit being issued. If your project takes more than six months to complete, you’ll need to request an extension and schedule a progress inspection every six months until it is finished.
You must build according to the plans you submitted with your application. Any substantial change requires submitting a revised plan and may require additional fees. If you need to make changes in your building plans, please call or visit the City of Coos Bay Building Codes Division. Your permit must be available onsite throughout construction.
The Municipal Code contains all ordinances for the City of Coos Bay.
Ordinances are laws, rules and regulations which govern how City government works, and how citizens live and do business in the City of Coos Bay.
Codification is the systematic process of collecting and arranging the laws, rules and regulations of the City that are passed by Ordinance.
Plans adopted by the Coos Bay City Council
Economic Opportunity Analysis
FRONT STREET ACTION PLAN
The following Standards and Specifications have been adopted by the City of Coos Bay as a guide for standardization within the city.