× 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.
× What are my property setbacks?
Setbacks for buildings and structures are determined by the zoning district in which development is occurring, the type of structure, and the number of floors. The City of Coos Bay Municipal Code, Chapter 17.150, outlines the requirements for yards and setbacks. General requirements for yards is 10 feet for street frontage and 5 feet from the property line for the interior side and rear. Side and rear yards must also have an additional foot for each story or part story above the first story of any building. There are additional requirements for vision clearance and vehicular access, and exceptions for accessory buildings and specific lots.
× Can a permit be issued before the plan review is approved?
Plan review must be complete before a permit can be issued. After you apply for a permit and the plans are approved, the permit will be issued to you and you can begin work.
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.