Travel Notice:

Travel Notice:

The City of Cannon Beach/Clatsop County are in Phase 2 of the Reopening plan. Hotels/rentals are taking guests, Restaurants may offer limited seating, businesses are open with safety protocols in place. Beaches are open. The State of Oregon requires face coverings in all indoor public spaces. In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible. Garbage left behind on our beaches and parks has become a concern so please remember to "Pack OUT what you pack In.. help protect our environment".

See our Coronavirus Update Page for the latest details.



City of Cannon Beach Updates

What you need to know


(Updated June 25, 2020 8:00am)


The Chamber of Commerce is working closely with the City of Cannon Beach to keep everyone informed of the latest updates during these difficult times.

-Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff

June 23rd

City Council Meeting Results: Temporary Exception to the 14-Day Permit Requirement for Short Term Rentals failed to pass.


June 12th

City has revised the zoning parameters. They updated it showing the new guidelines for allowing canopies for outdoor seating, PDF.


May 28th

City Council Meeting Results: Hemlock Closure tabled for now.


May 27th

City Council Discussion on Hemlock Closure Concept tonight at 5:30pm. Visit their website for the zoom meeting information. Message from the City Manager.

Message from City Manager 5_27_20

May 18th

City Council Meeting Results: City Council will allow restaurants to set up tables in parking lots or malls and has asked city staff to draft a plan to close part of Hemlock Street to vehicles. More on the closure coming soon.

Considering the Social Distancing guidelines recommended by State and National officials, the City of Cannon Beach is evaluating various options in re-opening businesses and beginning the State's phased transition back into 'business as usual'. The City has requested your feedback on ways they might help support this re-opening.

Hemlock Closure Concept - City Memorandum and Zoning Parameters.


Hemlock Closure

Deadline to submit feedback is Monday, May 25th.

May 15th

The City of Cannon Beach has rescinded the evacuation of visitors order effective immediately. The short term lodging closure will be rescinded on Tuesday, May 26th at 6am. Resolution 20-20 For Purpose of Rescinding the City's Protective Measures.

Resolution 20-20


May 7th

City of Cannon Beach announced beach closure is effective from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 10th at 10:00 p.m for both residents and visitors. Full details.

Beach Closure Administrative Order 20-01


May 5th

City Council Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-17 For The Purpose of Evacuating Visitors Extended until at least June 2, 2020.

City of Cannon Beach Resolution 20-17


April 30th

Business & Non-Profit Assistance Grant applications to help support our local Cannon Beach businesses are open. Please review eligibility and requirements on the City website. This opportunity is intended to assist those tourism related businesses and nonprofits who suffered direct economic loss due to federal, state, or local government restrictions related to COVID-19. Qualifying factors will include: Being a tourist related facility; Holding a business license with the City of Cannon Beach and/or an IRS determination letter for eligible nonprofits; Submitting an online application by 5pm May 6th, 2020.

  • Resolution 20-18 For The Purpose Of Delegating Authority To The Business Relief Committee To Establish The Business Assistance Program.
  • Ordinance 20-13 For The Purpose Of Creating a Transient Lodging Tax (TLT) Remittance Deferral Program. To qualify for a Quarter 2 deferment, a local tax trustee must submit the following to the City by July 15, 2020: i. Signed Deferment Agreement; ii. Quarter 2 tax return; and iii. Remit fifty percent (50%) of tax due in Quarter 2.The remaining fifty percent (50%) will become due on October 15, 2020 ("Second Payment Date").
Deadline for accepting business assistance grants is Wednesday, May 6th at 5pm
April 24th

City Council Special & Business Relief Committee Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-16 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures until Rescinded by the City Council.

City Resolution 20-16

April 20th

If you missed today's City Council Meeting on the Business Assistance proposal, listen to the Recording. At the meeting City Council decided that 50% of the Lodging Tax is due now, but the City's 3rd quarter will be deferred to July 15th. Anyone who already has paid can defer in the next quarter.

April 14th

City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-15 For the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least May 5th.

City Resolution 20-15


April 13th

Message from Mayor Sam Steidel from Facebook

Mayor Sam Message 4_13
April 6th

Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-14 for the Purpose of Extending the City’s Emergency Declaration and Protective Measures. Evacuation of visitors until at least April 15th and declaration of emergency & short-term restrictions on Hotels (including short term rentals) until at least April 30th.

City Resolution 20-14
March 24th

Cannon Beach City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-12, for purpose of reauthorizing actions taken under Resolution 20-11.


Message from Mayor Sam Steidel

Message from Mayor Sam Steidel

March 22nd

- City Council Emergency Meeting Results: passed Resolution 20-11, for purpose of evacuating visitors. 


Resolution Q & A PDF


Section 1: All visitors within the City’s jurisdiction are ordered to evacuate within twenty-four (24) hours of the effective date of this Resolution and remain evacuated while this Resolution is in effect. A visitor is defined as any individual who is spending time in the City for pleasure, recreation or non-business reasons and is not a resident, property owner or business owner.

Section 2: Although not an exclusive list, this evacuation order does not apply to the following individuals:

  1. Local residents and property owners;
  2. Invitees of local residents and property owners;
  3. Local business owners;
  4. Employees of local business owners;
  5. Vendors, agents and service providers of local residents, property owners, and businesses;
  6. Mail and delivery facilities and drivers such as USPS, UPS and FedEx;
  7. Individuals traveling through the streets and highways within the jurisdictional boundaries of the City who do not stop;
  8. Essential workers, including but not limited to doctors, nurses and other health care workers, US Coast Guard members, delivery drivers and other persons providing essential services to the City; and
  9. County residents traveling to the City of Cannon Beach to obtain essential services such as food and gas.

Section 3:  Except as excepted in Section 4, Hotels (meaning all facilities covered by Cannon Beach Municipal Code chapter 3.12.) are prohibited from operating while the City’s emergency declaration is in effect.

Section 4:  Notwithstanding Section 3 of this Resolution, all Hotels within the city limits of Cannon Beach are permitted to provide services to only the following persons  while the City’s emergency declaration is in effect:

  1. Residents registered for longer than 30-days;
  2. Employees of a facility provided lodging at no cost as a requirement of their employment;
  3. Essential workers, including but not limited to doctors, nurses and other health care workers, US Coast Guard members, delivery drivers, utility crews, bar pilots, river pilots and other persons providing essential services to the City.

Section 5.   Property owners and managers of Cannon Beach Hotels shall take all reasonable steps to terminate the occupancy of any transients not exempted by Section 4 of this Resolution no later than 11:59 pm on Monday March 23, 2020. 

Section 6: This declaration is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until at least April 6, 2020, but may be extended as necessary.  The restriction on Hotels in Section 4 remains in effect for the duration of the emergency declaration.

Dated and effective this 22nd day of March, 2020.

PASSED by the Common Council of the City of Cannon Beach this 22nd day of March, 2020


Please review the letter we received from Bruce St. Denis the City Manager. We have been asked to share with all the businesses, please read and take the appropriate actions.


City of CB Letter March 22nd


If you have any questions or need further clarification on the resolution, please contact the City of Cannon Beach directly at (503) 436-1581 or thru their website HERE!

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