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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.
× 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.
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.