Resources for Residents
General City Information: 436.1581
Short Term Rentals
Please review our web page that outlines the City's regulations for the rental of dwellings for periods of thirty days or less.
For information on providing better flood protection for your home and belongings, click here.
If you are planning a construction project, check with our Building Department regarding code requirements and necessary permits. A residential building permit informational packet is available at City hall. Also check the Forms Library online for any applications or permits you might need.
Cannon Beach has mandatory garbage collection. Any house that has water and sewer service must also pay for garbage service. Minimum service is once-a-week pick-up.
Right-of-Way Use Permits
It is now a state law that you call 1.800.332.2344 if you plan to dig anywhere. This one-call agency will then notify all utilities to locate their underground lines.
If you have plans to remove a tree from your property or adjacent City right-of-way, you may need to apply for a permit before it can be taken down.
Curbside pick-up and depot drop-off recycling are available. Items accepted for recycling are glass, plastic bottles, newsprint, cardboard, greyboard, tin, aluminum, magazines, computer and office paper. The Recycling Depot is located on East 2nd Street.
Cannon Beach Shuttle
The shuttle is operated by Sunset Empire Transportation District (SETD) and runs seven days a week, transporting people north and south along Hemlock Street and across Highway 101 to the Cannon Beach RV Park. Scheduled stops and operating times are available at City hall or by contacting SETD at 1.800.766.6406.
The City has guidelines for ways in which you can help protect your neighborhood streams and wetlands during construction, and around the home, yard, and garden.
Landscaping in Cannon Beach
The City has a plant material list [.pdf] to provide initial guidance on plants that are known to be reliable in the marine environment of Cannon Beach. The City's coastal location creates unique growing conditions that need to be considered in the design of any planting program. Because of the effects of wind and salt air, growing conditions can change substantially with the proximity of a parcel to the oceanfront. Further, there can be significant changes in micro-climatic conditions. Plants that may be successful one or two blocks away may have difficulty surviving at a particular location. The City's landscaped environment provides one means of maintaining a vital link with the City's historical past. For this reason, the City encourages the use of native plant materials when designing landscape plans. The City also encourages the incorporation of existing plant materials into the landscape design whenever possible. The removal of trees more than six inches in diameter, at chest height, requires a tree removal permit.
Click here to view "GardenSmart Oregon - a guide to non-invasive plants".