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HOT TOPICS (* new)

High Surf Expected - NOAA Report*

City Guide for News and Outreach*

Citizen Awareness Alert - Black Bears*

Citizen Awareness Alert - Blue Algae Update 10-14-19*

Homeless Shelter Zoning Recommendation
from the Planning Commission

Outbreaks of Spruce Aphid Damage Coastal Washington Sitka Spruce

Auditor's Accountability Report for 2018

Auditor's Financial Report for 2018

Roadway Construction Impacts in OS

Roadside Vegetation Presentation 090918
(presented at City Council Meeting)

Current Grant Application and Award Info
(presented at City Council Meeting)

Lodging Tax Request Forms
The City will accept completed forms through the dates provided.
Incomplete forms or forms without the proper attachments will be returned
if received at least 48 hours before the submission deadline.
Unfortunately, we will not have time to review applications submitted during the final 48 hours and any that are incomplete will not be accepted.

Adopt and Paint a Hydrant
Pick up your application at the Fire Station
Contest ended but adoptions & painting continue

County Health & Services (housing)

Shoreline Master Plan

Energy Efficiency Kit
Call PUD Energy Services 360-538-6383

1 Call / 1 Click
Resources on transportation available to GH County
residents, including possible options for Veterans,
Seniors, People with Disabilities & Low-Income Population

Grays Harbor Transit
Dial-a-Ride & ADA; Specialized Van Services

City Talk
Episode 1: Transportation Benefit District
A discussion.
Episode 2: Fire/EMS Introductions

Deputy Police Chief
Lateral Transfer Police Officer


October Hydrant Flushing Notice and Map

5-8pm, 23 Oct: Fire EMS Open House*
& Flu Shots (cost involved)

28 October, City Council Discussions and Public Hearings
* Mid-Biennial Proposed Budget Modifications
* Revenue Sources for Setting Tax Levies
First Reading of 2020 Tax Levy Ordinance


Frequently Asked Questions

Citizen Water Hazard Report Form
Report downed trees and other hazards in canals or lakes.

Current Ocean Shores Tsunami Evacuation Map

Links from Past Tsunami Road Shows

Ocean Shores A - Z  Links to a Variety of Ocean Shores & Other Sites


Public Works May 2019 Report


2000 Census showed Ocean Shores population at 3,795
2010 Census showed Ocean Shores population at 5,569
2019 over 6,490
That's an increase of about 64% over 18 years!

S&P City Bond Rating:
General Obligation Bond Rating
Special Assessments Bond Rating

Quick Stats:
(2012 vs 2018)

WSDOT Traffic count:                     3.6 M to 4.89 M =   35.8% increase
Housing Starts per year:                 33 to 151  = 358% increase

Days of No Rain (and Rain) 2019

Building and Planning Permit Numbers through Sept 2019
(2018, 2017 and 2016 for comparison)

Development Activity Data
Permitting Activity Data
(presented in August Council Meeting)

Police Statistics through August 2019
2018, 2017 2016 2015 2013 2011 for comparison)

Fire Statistics through July 2019
(2018, 2017, 2016 for comparison)

Traffic Counter Stats

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Non-emergency Tel:  360-533-8765
Business Tel:  360-289-3331

Non-emergency Tel:  360-289-3611

Water System Emergencies
Tel: 360-289-4210 M - F / 8 - 4
Tel: 360-533-8765 Nights & Weekends

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2017 HIgh Surf overtops emergency access road to jetty beach and sends water, logs & debris onto Ocean Shores Blvd.