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City of Depoe Bay

570 SE Shell Avenue

Depoe Bay, OR 97341


City Hall hours:

Monday-Friday 8-5


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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August 19, 2017

An Urgent Message to Eclipse Lovers in Oregon
from the Mayor of Depoe Bay on the Central Coast

The news is incorrect that it has rained here for the past three days.  It has not.  Our restaurants, hotels, shops and gas stations have stocked up, dressed up and filled up to welcome you.


The central coast of Oregon—from Lincoln City through Newport—is ready for you to come out and enjoy our once-in-a-lifetime eclipse.  Depoe Bay and our neighboring towns to the north and south beckon:  The sun is shining.  The whales are frolicking.  The forecast for for the next two mornings is clear.


Come and share with us the total solar eclipse in the morning of Monday, August 21, 2017.




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 here.




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%.




July 6, 2017



Volunteers Needed
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 AM
at the reservoir - 455 NE Collins Street




July 3, 2017

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled


Please note: There will not be a Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, July 12.  The next scheduled Regular Meeting is Wednesday, August 9, at 6:00 PM.


June 26, 2017


2016 Annual Water Quality Report


The 2016 Annual Water Quality Report is available here.



June 16, 2017


public notice


The public is invited to comment at the June 21, 2017 City Council meeting, when the Council will be discussing an Ordinance to increase the Transient Room/Occupancy Tax from 8% to 9.5%.



June 13, 2017


The Depoe Bay City Council is requesting public input during the City Council Meeting on July 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The Depoe Bay Parks Commission is requesting City Council approval on the following rules/regulation changes for five (5) days only (August 17-21, 2017), during the upcoming Solar Eclipse:

  • Allow tent camping only
  • No trailers or motor vehicles allowed
  • No open fires allowed (charcoal BBQs or gas stoves only)
  • No generators allowed
  • No loud music or parties after 10:00 PM

We are seeking Depoe Bay citizen’s input on the above rule changes for the limited time period stated above. Please make your comments known at the July 5, 2017, City Council Meeting at 7:00 PM at City Hall regarding opening up camping in the City Park(s) OR email your suggestions to




June 9, 2017



City Recorder


Full time supervisory position, FLSA status: exempt, Hiring range $58,462 - $63,000 DOE/Q.  Health, LTD insurance, PERS.  City Recorder is the City’s Chief Executive Officer, head of the administrative branch of the City government, is directly responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City.  City Recorder serves as City Budget Officer, Elections Officer, Records Manager, Chief Finance Officer, Office Manager (including direct supervision of City Clerical personnel), Emergency Operations Coordinator, and Urban Renewal Agency Administrator, Budget Officer and Finance Officer.  Attend all City Council meetings, other city meetings as required.  Full Job Description available upon request. 

Minimum requirements: High School diploma or equivalent; possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, valid Oregon driver’s license; Certified Municipal Clerk or Associate’s Degree in Business Administration/Public Accounting given preference; combination of experience and education may substitute.  Experience:  three years of progressively responsible public or business management experience affording a knowledge of local, state and federal laws, or any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job duties. 


Pre-employment Requirements:  bond-ability, education and experience verification.  Demonstrate ability to perform essential functions of the job.        


Applicants must submit a completed City of Depoe Bay employment application.  Resumes may be attached and are accepted only with completed application form.  Email and FAX applications/resumes will NOT be accepted.  City employment application form may be obtained by clicking here, at City Hall, 570 SE Shell Avenue, or call 541-765-2361. Submit completed employment application and resume to City of Depoe Bay, PO Box 8, Depoe Bay, OR 97341, or hand deliver to City Hall, 570 SE Shell Avenue, Depoe Bay, OR.  Applications must be received no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, June 23, 2017.


The City of Depoe Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


June 6, 2017





The City of Depoe Bay is accepting applications for the position of Harbormaster. This position is  full time, 40 hours a week, with benefits. The duties mostly focus on dispensing fuel for boats,  maintenance of the Depoe Bay harbor structure and facilities, and enforcing all Port of Depoe Bay rules and regulations. This position also includes working as a member of the maintenance  crew. The applicant should be familiar with record keeping and also have construction and maintenance skills. Prior harbor knowledge is a plus. Please call 541-765-3005 for more information. For application, click here, or stop by Depoe Bay City Hall. You may send your application to P.O. Box 8, City of Depoe Bay, Oregon, 97341 or hand deliver to City Hall at 570 SE Shell Avenue. A pre-hire drug screen is required. Applicants must have a current Oregon driver's license. Applications need to be in by 3:00 PM, Friday, June 16 , 2017.


The City of Depoe Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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