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Welcome to Dayton, Oregon

The City of Dayton is located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley.  It is situated just off Hwy 18 between McMinnville and Newberg and is centrally located 55 miles from the Pacific Ocean, 24 miles from the State Capital and 60 miles from Mt Hood. 

Rich in history, Dayton was founded in 1850 by General Joel Palmer and Andrew Smith. Incorporated in 1880, the history of Dayton dates back to Oregon's beginning.  The current population is 2635.

Dayton was the first city in the State of Oregon to be designated as a national historic resource.  The numerous homes and buildings on the National Historic Register are easily viewed on a walking tour within the city. For walking tour brochures contact the City of Dayton at (503) 864-2221 or stop by City Hall at 416 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon, Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.




ayton City Council

Next City Council Meeting:  Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.  Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here three days prior to the meeting.


Home Inventory Week

What would you do if you lost everything in an instant?

Home Inventory Week is designated to protecting your family by protecting your assets. To recognize the week, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages Oregonians to do two simple tasks:

  1. Build a home inventory
  2. Review your insurance coverage

Watch this video to see how easy a home inventory is to build. This simple task will save time, money, and stress following a disaster.

Once your inventory is complete, contact your insurance company or agent to review your policies.

Click here for more information.

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What disasters concern you the most?

Yamhill County, along with the cities within the county, are updating the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation plan (NHMP).  As such, we are seeking public comment and/or opinion on what natural hazards are the most concerning.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey linked below. The Survey will be available from August 23 through September 20, 2019.  Data from the survey will be included in the updated plan and gives us a better understanding of desired outreach strategies. 

Here is the survey link: https://bit.ly/2Nwqae7

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All Beautification Award winners have been selected!
Click here to see them.



Press Release - 6.26.18



Drive With Caution

Community Calendar

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  September, 2019 


  • Holiday events coming soon!


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