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Yachats, Gem of the Oregon Coast

Looking to the future and the next 50 years, members of the City Council opened a new chapter in the history of Yachats by hiring our first city administrator. The City’s new web site and awareness of the Trails Committee design work led to a discussion about the need for a new city logo. This topic was discussed by the council for a couple of months. A few modifications were suggested; implemented and adopted by the council at the July meeting. The new logo now appears on the city’s main web site.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our community, we hope you will appreciate the new design as a symbol of renewal and a celebration of all the qualities that make Yachats the Gem of the Oregon Coast.

Current News

Lincoln County Burn Ban 7/27/2018

 The Lincoln County Fire Defense Board is closing all burning countywide (including in cities) effective at noon July 27. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that CAN be turned off with a valve are permitted but cannot be left unattended.

Fire danger is at an extreme high, even in our normally-damp coastal areas. To compound the danger, many local fire agencies currently have resources deployed to assist with fighting the many wildland fires active in Oregon. Lincoln County has sent out two task force groups in the past week, and will likely be activated again this summer. The unusually high fire danger coupled with the reduced available firefighting resources make a complete ban on burning the right thing to do.

This burn ban will remain in effect until further notice. For additional updates please sign up for Lincoln Alerts at www.co.lincoln.or.us/alerts. Please contact your local fire agency if you have any questions.

Robert Murphy

Fire Chief, Newport Fire Department

Lincoln County Fire Defense Board Chief


State Wide Fire Ban 7/20/2018

There is a state-wide fire ban on burning, including the parks, beaches, and fire pits. 


Phase 1 Water Conservation 7/19/2018

Due to the lack of precipitation it is necessary that the City of Yachats enter Phase 1 of our Water Conservation Actions.  This will be likely to continue to exist for an unknown period. A prolonged drought may result in additional restrictions. 

 It may be necessary for the City to purchase water from another provider.  If that happens a service charge will be added to the current water rate to cover the added expense. 

 For more information about the emergency regulations please see the Yachats Municipal Code - Chapter 8.22

 Phase 1

1. The watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping is restricted to alternative days. Specifically, houses with an address number ending in even numbers (0-2-4-6-8) shall water lawns only on even numbered calendar days. Houses with an address number ending in odd numbers (1-3-5-7-9), or fractional addresses, shall water only on odd numbered calendar days. All watering of lawns, gardens and landscaping shall be prohibited between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M of each day.

2. All sales of water to persons who are not customers of the water system are prohibited.

3. No water shall be used by the Yachats Rural Fire District for drills, fire hose testing, hydrant flushing or truck washing.

4. The operation of an ornamental fountain, unless it is equipped with a recirculation system, is prohibited.

 All commercial large meter users, commercial water, and transient water users shall post the written notice, provided by the City, pursuant to subsection B of this section in a conspicuous location within twenty four (24) hours of receiving this notice.


Budget 2018-19 7/1/2018
Code Enforcement 6/26/2018

Because summer is the busiest time for Yachats visitors and residents it can also be the busiest time for code enforcement.

The City Council approved a 2018-19 budget that creates an employee position to handle code enforcement duties and other tasks. Until that person is hired, the City is contracting on an interim basis to deal with code enforcement issues.

There are several ways to contact the city about possible code enforcement issues. These include:

  • n  Stop by City Hall and fill out a complaint form
  • n  Email Codeenforcement@YachatsMail.org
  • n  Call City Hall at 541-547-3565 and hit the * (star) key
  • n  Call the code enforcement cell phone, 541-590-0053

During the summer, issues tend to focus on vacation rentals and property with overgrown or noxious weeds. The city has extensive codes dealing with both. You can learn about these ordinances at www.yachatsoregon.org. The vacation rental code is Chapter 4.08; the overgrown lot and/or noxious weed ordinance is Chapter 5.08.110.

City Council Vision

Our village is a place where natural resources are valued and protected, where diversity is celebrated, and where a vibrant economy and sense of community pride create and recreate a living spirit. Yachats cares not just for its citizens’ basic needs but also supports them in their efforts to excel mentally, physically, artistically, and spiritually. It is a community with an enduring sense of itself.

Upcoming City Meetings More…

  • Public Works & Streets Comm.

    8/14/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • 2+2 Committee Meeting

    8/15/2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Parks & Commons Comm.

    8/16/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • SGI Nichiren Buddhism

    8/19/2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Planning Commission

    8/21/2018 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • 2+2 Committee Meeting

    8/22/2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • 2+2 Committee Meeting

    8/29/2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Council Work Session

    9/5/2018 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 2+2 Committee Meeting

    9/5/2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Emergency Planning

    9/6/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Public Works & Streets Comm.

    9/11/2018 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Finance Committee

    9/12/2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • 2+2 Committee Meeting

    9/12/2018 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Council Meeting

    9/12/2018 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM