Codes, Plans & Standards

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


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  • Q:

    × Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?

    You do not need a permit or permission to remove a tree on your own property. However, if the tree is in the public right-of-way, such as next to the street or sidewalk, you do approval from the Tree Board prior to removal. You may also need a right-of-way permit. Contact the Public Works Department at 541-269-8918 for additional information.

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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 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 need a Building Permit for the sign's structure and attachments. If the sign is in the right of way, you need a Right of Way Use Permit.

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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


Plans adopted by the Coos Bay City Council

Comprehensive Plan

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3 - Estuary Management Plan - Draft

Economic Opportunity Analysis

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


Front Street Action Plan - Adopted December 19, 2017


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

Design Standards & details

Engineering Design Standards

Standard Details