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 animals can I have? Are chickens allowed?

    Certain animals require a special Animal Control permit to be kept in the city limits. The permit must be renewed annually. Chickens, ducks, geese and other poulty are allowed with a permit, however, rooster are not permitted due to noise ordinances.

    Animal Control permits are required for any: horse, mule, donkey, pony, cow, pig, goat, sheep, llama, poultry, rabbit, animal raised for fur-bearing purposes, cat other than the Felis catus, nonhuman primate, wolf, coyote, canine other than Canis familiaris, poisonous reptile or any reptile whose average adult length is greater than two feet, bat, bear, bees kept in a collection of hives or colonies, or any mammal, reptile or amphibian not native to North America.

  • Q:

    × Can we build a garage or home addition on our property?

    Whether or not you can build on your property depends on several things, including the property zoning, lot size, and the size of any existing buildings. The City of Coos Bay Municipal Code Title 17 has property development requirements that include lot coverage restrictions, which means only a certain amount of the property can be covered by structures. For example, the maximum lot coverage for for R-1 (Single Family Residential) lots is 35% and R-2 (Single Family & Duplex Residential) lots is 40%, but C-1 (Central Commercial District) does not have any coverage limitations.

    Please contact the Planning Division of the Community Development Department at 541-269-8918 for more information and to schedule a meeting with a Planner.

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

Design Standards, Policies & details

Engineering Design Standards

Standard Details

Utility & Service Lateral Installation Restoration Policy - 2018

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