Codes, Plans & Standards

The following sections contain the Codes, Plans and Standards adopted by the City of Coos Bay.


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FAQs

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    × 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.

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    × Do I need approval to put a sign on my property?

    Yes, you need approval to put a permanent sign on your property. You need to talk to the Planning Division to make sure that what you propose is within the allowed signage for the property. You may need a Building Permit for the sign's structure and attachments. If the sign is in the right of way, you need a Public Works Permit.

    Certain temporary signs are allowed on private property. This includes signs for real estate, construction, political campaigns, special events, and flags. See Coos Bay Municipal Code 17.333 for more information.

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    × Do I need a permit for a shed?

    You may need a building permit, and you need to check with the Planning Division to make sure that the shed is allowed and will fit with your allowable lot coverage. A building permit is required if the building is more than 200 square feet in size or over 8 feet tall. The Planning Division can help make sure that you meet your property's requirements for zoning, lot coverage, setbacks, and other issues.

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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.

Coos Bay Municipal Code

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Plans adopted by the Coos Bay City Council

Comprehensive Plan

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3 - Estuary Management Plan

Comprehensive Plan Map

Zoning Map

Economic Opportunity Analysis

City of Coos Bay Economic Opportunity Alaysis - Final Report - June 17, 2009

FRONT STREET ACTION PLAN

Front Street Action Plan - Adopted December 19, 2017

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The following Standards and Policies have been adopted by the City of Coos Bay as a guide for standardization within the city.

Design Standards & Policies

Engineering Design Standards

Engineering Standard Details

Utility & Service Lateral Installation Restoration Policy - 2018

Policy for the Display of Flags at City Facilities

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