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.
(December 24, 2014)
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; andProvide existing code clarifications to improve usability and predictability for applicants and reviewers.
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
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Department of Community DevelopmentPlanning and Environmental Programs
(360) 337-5777 (Kitsap 1)
614 Division Street - MS36Port Orchard, WA 98366
619 Division StreetPort Orchard, Washington