Welcome to Seaside, Oregon's Official Website

Incorporated February 17, 1899, Seaside has historically been one of the Oregon Coast most visited and popular oceanfront resorts located only 80 miles from Portland. Seaside is a beautiful coastal community with a population of 6,445 and has numerous visitor related activities to choose from.

We are very proud of our City and hope this website conveys a sense of what Seaside is like while helping you find the information you need.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

City of Seaside Public Service Announcement Update –

In a continuing effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, doors to all city buildings remain locked, but all City of Seaside departments continue to operate, some in a limited capacity. Please see below for more details for all City of Seaside Departments. 

Please note that staff is available by phone and/or email for all departments. We understand the inconvenience this may cause; however, for the safety of our patrons and staff, we are following the guidelines passed down from the federal and state levels and believe reducing person-to-person interaction is the best way to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. 

OFFICE DETAILS FOR ALL CITY OF SEASIDE BUILDINGS:

SEASIDE CITY HALL – On Monday, March 23, 2020, city offices closed to drop-in business but the building is staffed Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Members of the public wishing to conduct business in person at one of our offices must call first: (503) 738-5511 or email the city at: kjordan@cityofseaside.us to schedule an appointment. This remains in effect until further notice.

SEASIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT – The Seaside Police Department Lobby is currently closed to the public. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you have any non-emergency questions or concerns, please call the police department business line at (503) 738-6311.

SEASIDE FIRE – The Seaside Fire Department Lobby is currently closed to the public. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you have any non-emergency questions or concerns, including information on burn permits, please call the fire department business line at (503) 738-5420.

SEASIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY – The Library is currently NOT offering any public services in order to help prevent the spread of disease and protect our staff. Library patrons may use the outdoor book drop to return items, but they are encouraged to keep all items through April 21. No fines or fees will be charged while the library is closed to the public. Library Users may currently access digital materials through the library’s website: www.seasidelibrary.org, using their Library card. Patrons can place holds on materials after April 18. Library Phone number: (503) 738-6742. Email: seasidepl@gmail.com or emoberg@cityofseaside.us.

SEASIDE PUBLIC WORKS – The Building and Planning, Public Works Department is locked but staff is available by phone at (503) 738-7100 from 8 am to 5 pm (except during the noon hour for lunch). Paperwork being dropped off should be placed in the box provided outside our front door. These documents will be secured for three (3) days before we retrieve them and begin our review.  We ask that you leave us a current phone number should we have any questions and to let you know when the documents are ready for pick up. 

SEASIDE CONVENTION CENTER – The Seaside Civic & Convention Center is not open to the public at this time. Conventions are cancelled or postponed under state-wide restrictions on large gatherings. Staffing is limited and can be reached via email at info@seasideconvention.com or by calling (503) 738-8585.

SEASIDE VISITORS BUREAU – The Visitors Bureau is not open to the public and there are emergency restrictions on short-stay visitors to Seaside at this time. Phones and emails are currently staffed 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Staff can be reached via email at info@seasideor.com or by calling (503) 738-3097.

SEASIDE COMMUNITY CENTER – The Bob Chisholm Community Center is closed due to the Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District’s closure under the Governor’s stay-at-home order.

Visit www.cityofseaside.us for more information and additional details.

 

Friday March 27, 2020

CITY OF SEASIDE ANNOUNCES UPDATED CANCELLATIONS FOR MEETINGS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The City of Seaside City Council Meeting for Monday, April 13, 2020 will conduct their regular meeting. The public meeting will be conducted in the Council Chambers with a limited seating arrangement. To adhere to the social distancing recommendation, we advise the public to please stay home and not attend the meeting unless you are there to discuss one of the agenda items.

The following Committees, Commission, and Board meetings have been cancelled through the month of April.

Improvement Commission Meeting – Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 PM

Parks Advisory Committee Meeting – Thursday, April 2, 2020, 7:00 PM

Community Center Commission Meeting – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:00 AM

Library Board Meeting – Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:30 

Planning Commission Meeting - Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:00 PM

Convention Center Commission Meeting – Thursday, April 9, 2020, 5:00 PM

Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting – Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 3:00 PM

Transportation Advisory Commission Meeting – Thursday, April 16, 2020, 6:00 PM

Planning Commission Worksession - Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:00 PM

As a reminder:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • It is recommended that a distance of at least three feet be maintained between individuals. Conduct meetings via conference call or Skype if at least three feet between individuals is not possible. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve) and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE OF THE SEASIDE MUNICIPAL COURT

Effective immediately, the Seaside Municipal Court will incorporate Resolution #3954

The Seaside Municipal Court sessions, held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM, will be CANCELLED for March 23 through March 30, 2020. A letter will be mailed with the new court date.  If the Court does not have your correct mailing address it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTACT THE COURT FOR A RESCHEDULE DATE. All criminal cases will be rescheduled. Your lawyer or the Court can tell you when your case has been rescheduled to over the phone.

During the closure, Court staff will be available to provide assistance to the public via phone at 503-738-5511 or email at jdugan@cityofseaside.us

All non-criminal matters (violations/speeding tickets, etc.) that are scheduled for court starting MONDAY March 30th can be rescheduled for a phone arraignment. We will be holding Court by Phone on Mondays at 1:00. If you would like to speak with the Judge about your ticket you must contact the Court Clerk to schedule the phone arraignment.  You may check our website for information on payment options regarding your ticket. Go to www.cityofseaside.us navigate to “Departments” and then “Finance” and then “Municipal Court.” You may also request a hearing via mail by following the instructions on the back of your ticket.

Anyone who fails to communicate with the Court regarding their citation will be subject to the mandatory Failure to Appear policy which may include a Warrant being issued and/or driving privilege's being suspended.

Please note, Seaside Police will still be issuing citations and making arrests during this time. and a Judge is available at all times to issue warrants. While Court sessions might not be held, it is important for the community to know that the laws will still be enforced.

It is SO ORDERED:  Dated this 23rd Day of March, 2020

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

CITY OF SEASIDE OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the City of Seaside is limiting public access to its facilities in the interest of the health and safety of our staff, customers and wider community.

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, city offices will NOT be open for drop-in business. Members of the public wishing to conduct business in person at one of our offices must call first or email the department to schedule an appointment. This remains in effect until further notice. The City of Seaside is following guidance from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, County officials, and the CDC. 

The following list provides options to take care of business without in-person visits:

Paying your utility bills: online - http://www.cityofseaside.us/ with an electronic check, credit card, or debit card. Payments may be made by check or money order by dropping them in our drop boxes, located in the West exit of our parking lot.  Questions or other service requests – call (503) 738-5511.

Public Works – Please call (503) 738-7100 or email dmcdowell@cityofseaside.us.  Many forms and general information can be found on our website: http://www.cityofseaside.us/.

 Fire Department – Please call (503) 738-5420.  Burn Permits will be temporarily issued over the phone by calling (503) 738-5420 Ext. 6. Rules still apply and call in at time of burning is required.

Police Department – (503) 738-6311.  Staff is continuing to work.

Municipal Court – (503) 738-5511.  You may check our website for information on payment options regarding your ticket. Go to www.cityofseaside.us navigate to “Departments” and then “Finance” and then “Municipal Court.”  The option to drop checks or money orders in our drop boxes as described above is also available for court payments.  Questions – call (503) 738-5511.

Building/Planning – Please call (503) 738-71100, or email Community Development Admin at cdadmin@cityofseaside.us or Kevin Cupples kcupples@cityofseaside.us, Bob Mitchell bmitchell@cityofseaside.us. Many forms can be found on the city’s website.

Seaside Library – (503) 738-6742, or email emoberg@cityofseaside.us.

Seaside Civic and Convention Center – (503) 738-8585 or email rvandenberg@seasideconvention.com

Seaside Visitors Bureau – (503) 738-3097 or email info@seasideor.com

We appreciate your patience and assistance in limiting contact during this difficult time. 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

GOVERNOR KATE BROWN TIGHTENS SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES, TELLS OREGONIANS TO “STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES”

Click on the link: News Release to see the updated orders

Click on the link: Executive Order No. 20-12 Stay Home, Stay Lives

 

Sunday, March 22, 2020

CITY OF SEASIDE ORDERING HOTELS TO SHUT DOWN, LIMIT BUILDING ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE CITY

Click on Link to see release: News Release from City of Seaside

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

NOTICE OF A SPECIAL EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE SEASIDE CITY COUNCIL, City of Seaside, Oregon

Notice is hereby given that the Seaside City Council will conduct a Special Emergency Meeting ORS 192.640 (3) on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM, in the Council Chambers, at Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway.

The purpose of the special emergency meeting is for the City Council to consider a Resolution for an Emergency ORS 192.640 (3).

The Public Emergency Meetings Law is a special meeting called on less than 24 hours’ notice. The governing body must be able to point to some reason why the meeting could not be delayed to allow at least 24 hours’ notice. ORS 192.640 (3). The law requires that “such notice as is appropriate to the circumstances” be given for emergency meetings. The governing body must attempt to contact the media and other interested persons to inform them of the meeting. Generally, such contacts would be by telephone or facsimile.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Governor Kate Brown Tells Oregonians to Stay Home but Doesn’t Issue Order - Grocery shopping, visits to the pharmacy and other critical business will still be allowed.

Governor. Kate Brown tonight urged Oregonians to stay home in order to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. But she stopped short of issuing a statewide order compelling them to do so. For now, Brown announced a policy, called "Stay Home, Stay Healthy." At the beginning of the press conference, the governor announced it would be "an order and a public awareness campaign. “She laid the groundwork for asking Oregonians to make additional sacrifices. "This is a very bitter pill to swallow," said Brown, acknowledging that social distancing will represent a hardship for many. "At this point in time, I am not planning an additional statewide order or directive," she said. A statewide order of this type has now been issued in California, Illinois and New York. It would require most of them to stay at home when they don't need to be out of the house to get food and gas or exercise. Some people, who work in businesses deemed essential, would be allowed to commute to work. Which businesses are essential in Oregon are still being determined if there is to be an order.

Medical groups, including the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and the Oregon Public Health Association and OHSU, have called for officials to order Oregonians to shelter in place, calling out the policy, the most aggressive states have adopted.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Statement from Mayor Jay Barber

Re: Response to COVID-19

It is at time like these that I am so thankful to live in a community like Seaside!  This is a community that knows how to care for one another and make the best of a difficult and challenging situation.  This is a reminder of how neighbors pulled together after the storm of 2007 when city and utility services were out for days.  Portable generators came out and people cooked meals on barbeques for their neighbors and friends.

This is such a time. 

We are blessed at this time to have no recorded cases of COVID-19 in Clatsop County or in Seaside.  That fact underscores the need for all of us to radically adhere to the CDC guidelines for Social Distancing, handwashing etc. and especially, stay at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

QUESTIONS:

I have been asked by a number of people about why Seaside has not declared State of Emergency since Clatsop County and neighboring Astoria have done so.  When a city declares an emergency they are in need of additional authority.  At this time the city is dealing with all of the presenting issues well.  If a COVID-19 case is declared in the County/City we will re-evaluate our position at that time.

What about City business?  The City Manager, in consultation with the Mayor and Council, has cancelled all Committees and Commissions of the City through the end of March and at that time consideration will be given to extending the cancellations as needed.

The Seaside Public Library and Fire Department offices are closed to the public as the staff continues to work and be available.

The Police Department offices are closed to the public until further notice.  911 calls are staffed and the Department can be reached on the non-emergency line at 503 738-6311.  Patrols continue as usual.

All currently scheduled conferences and conventions at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center have been cancelled for several weeks.

CITY BUSINESS

The business of the city must go on during a crisis like this, for that reason the scheduled meeting of the City Council on March 23 will be held under unusual circumstances.  Social Distancing will be observed and I am urging that unless you have current business on the agenda that you not attend this meeting.

At this time, City Hall continues to be open for inquiries or other business to the walk-up counter, observing Social Distancing.  This may change and if so notice will be given.

IN THE MEANTIME

As we all know, this crisis is having and will have a significant impact on the businesses in our city.  Eating establishments are now closed to “dining in” service but many are providing take-out and some are even providing delivery service.  Galleries and artists are being impacted. I URGE YOU TO PATRONIZE OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AS MUCH AS YOU CAN during this time. (A list of these dining services is available on the Seaside Chamber website). 

The Seaside Providence Hospital is also operating at full strength. Concerns or questions regarding the hospital should be directed to the hospital.

This crisis is also impacting all of our tourist oriented business (hotels, shops and amusement centers, etc.) so be sensitive and aware that many in our community will be going without a paycheck and property/shop owners will be suffering financial loss.

Also, this is a time to be concerned about our neighbors, especially the elderly and infirm.  An offer of hot soup, a trip to the grocery store (Safeway and Hamilton’s Market are open) or just checking in by phone will be important.

FINALLY

The quality of people and a community show up during times of crisis and I’m already seeing it in our community.  We will get through this by caring for one another and by living out our faith that this too shall pass.

Mayor Jay Barber, City of Seaside, Oregon

 

CITY OF SEASIDE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATIONS AND INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

CITY OF SEASIDE ANNOUNCES CANCELLATIONS AND INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

This is in response to guidance from the Clatsop County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Seaside Public Library will be closed through March 30, 2020, and staff will continue to work and all digital services are available through the website: https://seasidelibrary.org/

The Seaside Fire Department offices are closed to the public until further notice, staff will continue to work. Please refer to the website for fire information on the closure: https://www.seasidefire.com/

The Seaside Police Department offices are closed to the public until further notice, staff will continue to work.

The City of Seaside City Council Meeting for Monday, March 23, 2020 will conduct their regular meeting. The public meeting will be conducted in the Council Chambers with a limited seating arrangement. To adhere to the social distancing recommendation, we advise the public to please stay home and not attend the meeting unless you are there to discuss one of the agenda items.

The following Committees, Commission, and Board meetings have been cancelled through the month of March.

Planning Commission Worksession - Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:00 PM

Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting – Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 3:00 PM

City Tree Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 4:00 PM

Transportation Advisory Commission Meeting – Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:00 PM

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting – Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:00 PM

City Council/Friends of the Library Workshop – Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM

As a reminder:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

• It is recommended that a distance of at least three feet be maintained between individuals. Conduct meetings via conference call or Skype if at least three feet between individuals is not possible.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve) and then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched

• Stay home if you’re sick.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

 

City Statement on coronavirus (COVID19)

The City of Seaside continues to monitor the rapidly changing status of coronavirus (COVID19). On March 4, city officials participated in the first of a regular “cooperators call” led by Clatsop County Emergency Management. Participants on this conference call included the county’s public health department, city administrators throughout Clatsop County, 911 dispatch centers, public safety chiefs, Medix, local healthcare partners, Clatsop County schools and school districts, the Red Cross, military partners (USCG and Camp Rilea), the Port of Astoria, local Chambers of Commerce and State and Federal Agencies.
 
The Public Health Department for Clatsop County has been, and will continue to be, our best conduit of information for our immediate area and we encourage citizens to utilize this resource, along with information from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The status of COVID19 is their number one priority and regular updates are posted on their website, available via this link:
 
 
The City of Seaside is aided in monitoring the situation by our Fire Chief’s participation with first responders from across the state and region. We encourage our own citizens to continue to practice healthy living by following the guidelines laid out by OHA:
 
• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for a minimum of twenty seconds.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoid contact with sick people and stay home if you're sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
 
To sign up for updates from the Oregon Health Authority and follow along with what’s happening in Oregon related to COVID-9, please visit http://bit.ly/COS_COVID19.
 
To read more about what COVID19 is, coronavirus symptoms, how you can stay informed and how you can seek answers to questions you may have, please click here for a handout developed by our Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
 
Finally, you can also dial 2-1-1, 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. for answers to your basic COVID-19 questions.
 

If you are interested in employment opportunities with the City of Seaside, visit Seaside Employment Opportunities, or to sign up for job alerts with the City of Seaside, please visit our online application page