Is smoking allowed...(FAQ)

Is smoking allowed in public places?

Smoking is prohibited in all public places and all places of employment. Smoking cannot take place within 10 feet of a door, air intake, or operable window of a workplace or business.


In publicly-owned buildings, smoking cannot take place within 25 feet of a door, air intake, or operable window.


Bars and taverns may have an outdoor smoking area when meeting certain standards:

  • If a covered space, at least 75 percent is to be open wall area.
  • Screening, coverings, or any kind of weatherproofing are not allowed within 10 feet of a roofed area where smoking might occur.
  • Smoking cannot take place within 10 feet of a door, air intake, or operable window of a workplace or business.
  • The 10 foot separation standard also applies to any door that leads from the business to a designated smoking area.


Downloadable "No Smoking" Signs


More Information

For more information about smoking standards, please call Code Compliance staff at 541-682-5819.


New Smoke-free Expansions

Learn about the new City code that makes the public spaces in the downtown core smoke-free, and also allows for the expansion of smoke-free areas outside the downtown core. Also find the opt-out form for downtown private establishments and opt-in form for property owners outside the downtown core.