Port Townsend SMP Amendment

On Dec. 13, 2018, we approved the City of Port Townsend's Shoreline Master Program (SMP) amendment. The city's amended SMP takes effect Dec. 27, 2018, 14 days after we provided Port Townsend notice that their SMP was approved.

On Nov. 2, 2018, we provided the City of Port Townsend with recommended changes to their proposed SMP amendment. The minor changes are based on our review of whether or not the proposed amendment complies with state laws and rules, and a public comment period held Aug. 1 through Aug. 16, 2018. The amendments are intended to clarify critical areas provisions to implement their SMP. The city accepted our recommended changes in their Nov. 20, 2018, response.

Mail and email were used to notify interested parties about the joint public comment period and a public hearing was held in conjunction with the city. No comments were received.

Documents related to approval

Note: all documents are PDF

Paper copies of the above documents are available by contacting Michelle McConnell.


  • Per RCW 90.58.190(2) and RCW 36.70A.290, an interested party may file an appeal with the Growth Management Hearings Board within 60 days of the publication date of our written notice of final action.
  • We plan to publish the notice of final action in the Port Townsend Leader legal ads on Jan. 2, 2019.