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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    × 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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    × How can I contact the Building Official?

    Call the City of Coos Bay Building Codes Division at 541-269-8918. The office staff can tell you permit information, schedule inspections, and can answer many of your questions, and can forward you to the Building Official if needed.

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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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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

Economic Opportunity Analysis

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

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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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