Rognlin's, Inc. will be conducting CTB (Cement Treated Base) efforts on Friday, September 25th on 4th Street from Willapa Avenue to Pacific Avenue.


Passenger vehicle traffic permitted 4 hours after CTB placement and truck traffic permitted 48 hours after CTB placement.

COVID19 updates

Letter from the Mayor

City Hall Closed

Building Department and Zoning

Utility Relief Program

Eviction Rental Assistance Program

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant Program

Proclamation by the Governor - Amending and extending emergency proclamations

Governor Inslee has issued Proclamation 20-23, pertaining to Utility Ratepayer Assistance and Preservation of Essential Services. The City of South Bend is committed to keeping our customers connected to essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. If you are experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for support, including long-term payment arrangements or bill assistance. This Proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services.

South Bend City Hall Update:

City Hall’s front office will remain closed for the foreseeable future. We have been working on the appropriate requirements needed for reopening to the public, but at this time, due to the very limited footprint of City Halls front entrance and the recent positive cases of COVID-19 in Pacific County the city feels that it is best to remain closed to the public at this time.

All services are still available and everyone is still encouraged to use the payment drop box located next to the front door of city hall. If you have any questions, concerns, or if you need assistance with ANY city-related issue please don’t hesitate to call us at 360-875-5571. We are here to assist you.

If you have a case pending in Municipal Court please call Lisa at 360-875-5571.


Welcome to the city of South Bend!  You have discovered the gateway to Willapa Bay.  One of the most pristine estuaries in the nation, Willapa Bay offers you an incredible opportunity to view nature at its best.  From bald eagles to hawks and egrets, from coyotes to deer and majestic Roosevelt elk, from hemlock trees to alder, pine or fir, South Bend is your doorstep to adventure.

Hop into your canoe or kayak and launch from our new recreational dock or use our wonderful boat launch for your larger boats at the south end of town to cruise the Willapa River system and do some fishing, crabbing or just enjoy the relaxation of boating on the Willapa.

After a day on the river you can stay in one of our hotels and eat in one of South Bend’s restaurants.  We have Chinese, Mexican and American fare available.  

Perhaps you would like to wander through town and take in the sights.  Robert Bush Park sits on the river and affords you the opportunity to observe local fishermen hauling in their catch of salmon during fishing season.  We have a nationally recognized county court house with a beautiful dome and majestic grounds as well as a wonderful museum and stately library.  You can stop by the Pioneer Grocery deli to pick up your lunch and picnic in Cheney Park.  There are also numerous small shops to catch your interest.  From May to August you can stop by our Sunday Market on the Dock with live music, children’s entertainment and small vendors and foods.

South Bend has a large shellfish industry.  The oysters from Willapa Bay are world famous.  Stop by and pick some up from the local canneries.  You won’t find better oysters anywhere.  You can also buy fresh Dungeness crab when in season.  

Next time you are traveling Highway 101 we invite you to stop by and spend some time in the City of South Bend.  You’ll be glad you did!

Check out our town pictures HERE