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Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

Dungeness Spit
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Elwha River
Elwha River
Bogachiel River
Bogachiel River

Shorelines in Clallam County are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Clallam County SMP (see links below).  This website provides SMP Update information and links to local and state shoreline-related materials.

Shoreline Permits are issued by the Clallam County Department of Community Development Planning Division. 
For information regarding shoreline permits or shoreline exemptions, please call 360-417-2420.

Many of our documents are in portable document format (PDF), and some are very large.



Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update : Revised Draft (June 2017) ... NEW


Final Cumulative Impacts Analysis and No Net Loss (CIA/NNL) Report (revised June 2017) ... NEW


The Draft SMP (June 2017) is now under review by the

Clallam County Planning Commission (PC)


Next steps:

The Planning Commission will submit a recommended Final Draft SMP to the Board of Clallam County Commissioners (BOCC) for adoption.

The BOCC will hold a public hearing(s) on the PC recommendation.

The County adopted SMP will be submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology for additional public review and state approval.

** Note: The Draft SMP (June 2017) is a work in progress and likely subject to further revision as the local and state SMP process moves forward.


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Shoreline Master Program



SMP Presentations &

Related Events:






Presentation to Planning Commission (June 7, 2017)

Related Events:



Upcoming Planning Commission Worksessions and meeting minutes




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Content Updated June 15, 2017