Shoreline planners toolbox

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Shoreline permit filing during COVID-19 outbreak

Email your shoreline permit – shoreline substantial development, conditional use, and variances – to us until further notice.

These normally require mailing a hard copy via certified mail.  We accept mail, but we prefer email while we are working outside our offices.

Make sure your email contains a complete submittal following the requirements of WAC 173-27-130 and WAC 173-27-180.

Note:  We will email you confirmation within 5 days. If you do not receive an emailed confirmation letter for a shoreline substantial development permit submittal within 5 days, contact your shoreline permit reviewer. For conditional use permits and variances, we try to finish our review and decisionmaking process within 30 days of your submittal.

For more detailed information about specific shoreline master programs and questions about shoreline permits, contact your shoreline permit reviewer.

This toolbox is designed for local and state shoreline planners responsible for developing and administering Shoreline Master Programs. Users will find links to our web pages and publications to help with:

  • Permitting.
  • Resolving shoreline management issues.
  • Developing and updating Shoreline Master Programs.
  • Researching laws and rules.

If you don't find what you need, please contact the Ecology regional planner serving your city or county government.