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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    × 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.

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    × What is required to operate a business out of my home?

    If you are running a business from your home and your home is located within the city limits, you will need a Home Occupation permit and a Business License. If your home is not within the city limits, you just need a standard Business License. Download and complete both sides of the Home Occupation Permit Application (which is also a Business License application), then submit it to the Community Development Department. If you do not own the home, you will need written permission from the property owner to conduct your business from the premises. The application will be reviewed by our staff to make sure that the proposed business fits the requirements for a Home Occupation and does not infringe upon the rights of other residents or alter the residential character of the area.

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    × Who is responsible for obtaining permits?

    The property owner is responsible for obtaining all permits for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and manufactured dwelling setup. A contractor or family member can apply for permits on the property owner's behalf, but the permit is ultimately the property owner's responsibility.

    All electrical and plumbing permits are issued by the Oregon State Building Codes Division (BCD); the Coos Bay Field Office is conveniently located inside Coos Bay City Hall, just down the hall from Coos Bay's Building Department. Contact the BCD Coos Bay Field Office at 541-266-1098.

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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 - Draft

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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

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