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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.

News and Announcements

Water Update

We appreciate that residents have reached out to City Hall about the recent earthy taste in the water. Public Works recently flushed all of the water lines in town, and began investigating possible causes of this issue. Our working theory is that high mineral concentration from our well water could be the cause of this taste. To test this theory, only spring water will circulate in our lines for the next few days. As we all use water, the spring water will fill the lines and flush out the well water.

If your water has recently had an earthy taste and improves at the beginning of December, please call City Hall at 503-864-2221 to let us know. We would like to confirm this theory, or start developing others. Once we have heard from residents, we will develop a plan to address the issues moving forward. Please rest assured that our water is tested regularly and has been shown to be safe to drink while this has been going on. We work diligently to provide our citizens with the water we all need, and we regret that this situation has occurred.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dayton City Council

Next City Council Meeting:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Dayton City Hall Annex located at 408 Ferry Street, Dayton Oregon.  Meeting Agendas and Packets will be posted here the Thursday prior to the meeting.



Budget Committee Vacancies

The Budget Committee will have four openings for the 2019-2020 budget cycle. The committee is comprised of the 7 members of the City Council (the Mayor and 6 City Councilors) and 7 citizens that live within the city limits of the City of Dayton. Members are appointed by the City Council and serve a 4-year term and meet each year in the spring. To be considered for appointment to the Budget Committee, please fill out this application online by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. 


Yamhill County 2019 Business Owners Tax Notice


Press Release - 6.26.18



Election 2018

Community Calendar

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April 27 - Citywide Clean-Up


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