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City of Depoe Bay

570 SE Shell Avenue

Depoe Bay, OR 97341


City Hall hours:

Monday noon to 5

Tues-Thurs 8-5

Friday 8-noon



541-765-2129 (fax)


Date Incorporated:

May 22, 1973


Latitude: 44.8 N

Longitude: 124.06 W


Average elevation: 56'

Population: 1,398


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The City of Depoe Bay is now accepting Applications for vacant and/or expiring term City Commission/Committee positions.  If you are interested, and qualify to serve on a City Commission/Committee, the Council requests that you complete and submit an Application for consideration.

Application Forms may be obtained at Depoe Bay City Hall, 570 S.E. Shell Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. or the City’s Website

Applications must be submitted at Depoe Bay City Hall by 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 14, 2018.  The City Council will be considering all Applications received and will schedule Interviews for the positions listed below at the March 20, 2018 Regular Council Meeting.


Planning Commission
Position # 4 – A four-year term, beginning January 2018, ending Dec. 31, 2021
Position # 6 – An unexpired four-year term, ending Dec. 1, 2019

Salmon Enhancement Commission
Position # 3 – A four year term, beginning January 2018, ending Dec. 31, 2021
Position # 5 – A four year term, beginning January 2018, ending Dec. 31, 2021

Traffic Safety Commission
Position # 3 – An unexpired two-year term, ending Dec. 31, 2018
Position # 5 – An unexpired two-year term, ending Dec. 31, 2018

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The City of Depoe Bay is seeking a Harbor/Utilities Clerk to work in an open office environment. Position would start at 20 hours per week, with additional hours added as needed.
Pay is $12.00/$15.00 hour DOE.

Performs various clerical, secretarial and accounting services. Processes Water/Sewer billings, maintains customer accounts and files. Performs duties of Harbor Clerk, including accounting tasks related to harbor activities, including moorage, fuel billings and receipts.  Attends Harbor Commission evening meetings and prepares minutes. Prepares correspondence, documents and reports as assigned, does related work as required and assigned.  In absence of City Secretary, assumes receptionist duties.

Education: Minimum High School Graduate or GED. Associates Degree in Business, Public Accounting or Secretarial Science desirable. A combination of high school diploma/GED and experience may substitute for degree. 

Application forms and complete Job Description available online at Resumes will not be accepted without the application. Send completed application with resume to:
City of Depoe Bay, PO Box 8, Depoe Bay, OR  97341, Attn: City Recorder or hand deliver to
City Hall, 570 SE Shell Avenue .The city of Depoe Bay is an EOE.
Position Closes 03/06/2018 @ 5pm.


See Job Description and Application on Applications & Forms Page.






August 18, 2017

Draft Commercial Zone Design Guidelines


The Depoe Bay Planning Commission is currently drafting potential design guidelines for future development in the C-1 Retail Commercial Zone.  The overall purpose of the design guidelines is a desire to make the commercial areas more pedestrian friendly and enhance the attractiveness through implementation of some architectural standards.  The public is encourage to review and comment on the draft guidelines.  Comments may be submitted to City Hall, forwarded via email to, or by attending a Planning Commission meeting.


View the guidelines on the planning page.




July 18, 2017


Transient Room Tax Rate Increase

Effective October 1, 2017, per Ordinance #313 adopted at the July 5, 2017 City Council meeting, the Transient Room Tax and Transient Occupancy Tax rates for the City of Depoe Bay will increase from 8% to 9.5%.





June 26, 2017


2016 Annual Water Quality Report


The 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is available here.






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