Reinstatement of Water Shut-Off & Late Fees

The temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic for non-payment will be reinstated effective September 30, 2020.

July/August bills have been mailed and are due by September 30, 2020 without penalty. After that, a $30 fee will be assessed on accounts with balances past due unless a payment agreement has been completed.

The City is encouraging customers who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic to contact Community Services Consortium, Newport Office, (541) 265-3293 for utility assistance eligibility.  Should you not be able to bring your account current contact the Utility Department, or (541) 765-2361 for a deferred payment agreement.


Letter to the Editor: Final Month to Respond to the 2020 Census

Author: Robert Gambino, Mayor, City of Depoe Bay  

Title: Time Is Running Out – Respond to the 2020 Census Now

The deadline to respond is September 30. But don’t wait—you can respond now online at, by phone at 844-330-2020 for English or 844-468-2020 For Spanish, or by mail if you received a paper questionnaire. You can respond in English, Spanish, and 11 other languages online or by phone.

As the 2020 Census draws to a close, I urge each one of you reading this to respond before it’s too late. This is the final month to be counted and to help guarantee that Depoe Bay receives funding for essential services that will shape the future of our community for the next 10 years.   

Whether you live alone, with family, or others, I’m asking you to do your part and count everyone who lives in your home if you haven’t already. And while you’re at it, remind other family, friends, and neighbors to be counted, too. Text them. Call them. Share a note on your social media.

While many people know the census is what determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress, it is also used by lawmakers in Washington and Salem to allocate funds for programs and services that impact Depoe Bay – including the roads we drive on, the schools our children attend, and the hospitals and healthcare clinics we visit when we are sick. An undercount in Depoe Bay could mean our community loses out on important federal funds that will leave us behind as others progress into the future.

The 2020 Census is so important. If we want our voices to be heard at the local and federal level, we all need to do our civic duty and respond. If we want to continue receiving support for critical programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, school lunches and education programs like Head Start, historic preservation and wildlife conservation grants, bridges, bike paths, and other infrastructure, we should respond.

Time is running out. If you haven’t already, you are about to miss this once in a decade chance to shape our future and better our community for the next 10 years.

Robert Gambino

Mayor, City of Depoe Bay

As of 9/1/2020, Oregon's response rate is 68%.  The response rate for Depoe Bay is 33%

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The City of Depoe Bay is accepting applications to fill three seats on the Depoe Bay Financial Advisory Committee.  Members will serve on either Seat 3 for a 1 Year Term or Seat 5 for a 3-year term.  Any resident of the City of Depoe Bay for a minimum of not less than one year who has an interest in, and (or) financial background and is interested in being on an advisory committee to the City Council on financial matters of the city may apply to the City of Depoe Bay, P.O. Box 8, Depoe Bay OR 97341, or by email to the City Recorder @     

Applications can be found here

Please submit an application by 12:00 Noon, October 16, 2020.  The City Council will consider all applications received and conduct interviews of applicants on the October 20, 2020, regular council meeting.   For more information contact City Hall at 541-765-2361.  


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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 are here or 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. (due to the COVID-19 restrictions, please call in advance to make an appointment, 541-765-2361)

Applications must be submitted at Depoe Bay City Hall by 4:00 P.M., Thursday, October 15, 2020.  The City Council will be considering all Applications received and will schedule Interviews for the positions listed below at the October 20, 2020, Regular Council Meeting.

Harbor Commission

Position # 5 – An unexpired four-year term, ending December 31, 2020

Parks Commission

Position # 7 – An unexpired two-year term, ending December 31, 2021

Salmon Enhancement Commission

Position # 2 – An unexpired four-year term, ending December 31, 2020

Position # 6 – An unexpired four-year term, ending December 31, 2022

Position # 7 – An unexpired four-year term, ending December 31, 2023

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider”

Census takers will start visiting households that haven't responded in 34 Oregon counties beginning Thursday, July 30. 

What Households Can Expect

  • The Census Bureau will provide face masks to census takers and requires that they wear a mask while conducting their work. They will follow CDC and local public health guidelines when they visit. Census takers must complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing protocols and other health and safety guidance before beginning their work in neighborhoods.
  • Census takers are hired from local communities. All census takers speak English, and many are bilingual. If a census taker does not speak the householder’s language, the household may request a return visit from a census taker who does. Census takers will also have materials on hand to help identify the household’s language.
  • If no one is home when the census taker visits, they will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.
  • Census takers can be easily identified by a valid government ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date on the badge. To confirm a census taker’s identity, the public may contact their regional census center to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

For more information, see the fact sheet

Note that during this operation residents may still respond online, by phone or by mail if they have not yet returned their census form.


Water Quality Report

The 2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is Available!


Beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 11:00 AM and repeating the first Wednesday of each month thereafter at 11:00 AM,

the City of Depoe Bay will test its Emergency Warning System.

The test will consist of the Westminster chime tones and will include the announcement, “This is only a test.” 

The test will not exceed three minutes in duration.  The test will be followed by an announcement of completion of the test.

The first Wednesday of the month test requires no action on the part of anyone who hears the test.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about the EWS System (emergency system)

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Adopted Budgets

City of Depoe Bay

Urban Renewal