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Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update

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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 360-565-2616.

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

Clallam County Shoreline Master Program Update : November 2014 ...NEW draft


Current SMP Comments



Comments under review by Planning Commission



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The Draft SMP (November 2014) is now under review by the Clallam County Planning Commission (PC)


 The Planning Commission comment period has CLOSED.

Any comments received after February 27 will still  be part of the record that will go to the Board of County Commissioners.

Final 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 (November 2014) 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:





Upcoming Planning Commission Worksessions and meeting minutes


Living with the Coast Workshop

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Content Updated May 5, 2015