WELCOME TO THE CITY OF WALDPORT - Your Coastal Recreation Destination

Picture of Alsea Bay Facing West

Whether it involves boats or binoculars, bicycles or hiking boots, sand pails or gold pans, Waldport has something to offer...(click to read more)

 Summer is but a fond memory, and winter is here. Now is the time to be thinking about winterizing your home to avoid nasty surprises like broken water lines. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the location of your water meter and ensure that you have a functional homeowner's valve so you can shut the water off if need be. If you need assistance locating your meter, please call Public Works (541-563-2111) during regular working hours (7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) You may also want to locate other shutoff valves under and throughout your house so that you can respond quickly in an emergency. Our Public Works Department does have someone on call 24 hours a day, but after-hours callouts are billed at $60 per hour, with a 1-hour minimum, so being able to turn the water off yourself may be quite cost-effective. If you're planning on leaving for an extended period of time, you might also think about shutting your water off while you're gone. Make sure to turn off the electricity to the water heater as well, no sense in keeping that warm while you're vacationing. If the water is on, and a hot waterline breaks, your electric bill can skyrocket, since the water heater will be working overtime to heat all that water spilling onto the ground. Also, if the water heater is empty due to a leak, cold water hitting the hot coils may result in having to replace the heater. Note that if the water to the house is shut off, even if the water that's in the lines freezes, the pipes won't break because there's no additional water pressure behind the ice. If you're planning on weathering out the winter here, wrapping your waterlines may prevent the frustration of not having water for making your first cup of coffee in the morning. Blocking underfloor vents located near the waterlines may also help, and some people suggest plugging in a 60-watt bulb under the house near the waterlines, since the ambient heat can keep things flowing smoothly (spiders and small furry critters will probably appreciate this too). If you are a water & sewer customer, notify the City of any breaks that occur, since you may qualify for an adjustment on your sewer bill. The City does not adjust water bills, but staff may also be able to set up a payment plan to deal with large water bills due to leaks.

Icy Water Faucet


Oregon Coast
Visitors Association
"A Winter Odyssey" (video)

Welcome Sign for Woodland Trail

Here's a few photos from the recent Gravel Epic Race

Gravel Epic Photo


City Hall office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:30 to 1:30 daily for the lunch hour. City Offices are closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Day
If the holiday falls on Saturday, the office will close on the preceding Friday. If the holiday falls on Sunday, the office will close on the following Monday.