× 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.
× How do I report a zoning violation?
Zoning violations can result when an activity or use occurs on a property that is contrary to the limitations or regulations in a zoning district. If you suspect a zoning violation is occurring and want to report it, please contact the Planning Division at 541-269-8918. We'll need to know the address of the property involved, the alleged nature of the violation, when the violation occurs (if it is not constant or in the same place), and how long it has been going on. The better information way receive, the sooner a response can usually occur.
× 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
The following Standards and Specifications have been adopted by the City of Coos Bay as a guide for standardization within the city.