Shoreline Master Program

Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program 

Kitsap County’s shorelines provide valuable habitat for fish and wildlife, economic diversity, and recreational opportunities used by residents of all ages. Shorelines play an important role in enhancing the quality of life for our County’s citizens. Therefore, the purpose of the Master Program is to guide the future development of the shorelines in Kitsap County in a manner consistent with the Shoreline Management Act of 1971, (the "Act.")  The Act and this Program comprise the basic state and county law regulating use of shorelines in the county.

Shoreline Master Program 

(December 24, 2014)

Kitsap County Code Title 22

Shoreline Master Program

Periodic Review in Process

The SMP includes goals, policies, and regulations consistent with the Shoreline Management Act of 1971.

The most recent comprehensive review of the SMP was completed in December 2014, after a five year process. Subsequent periodic review of the SMP is required by the State every eight years.

The purpose and scope of the 2020-2021 periodic review is to:

  • Align the SMP with applicable state laws and guidelines in effect at the time of the review;

  • Assure consistency of the SMP with the County's comprehensive plan and development regulations; and

    • Provide existing code clarifications to improve usability and predictability for applicants and reviewers. 

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Shoreline Master Program - Environmental Designations​ Maps


Department of Community Development
Planning and Environmental Programs

(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)

Mailing Address

614 Division Street - MS36
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Office Location 

619 Division Street
Port Orchard, Washington