Shoreline Master Program

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The Shoreline Management Act (SMA) was enacted by the Legislature in 1971 and the county adopted a Shoreline Master Program (SMP).

in 1974.  The county last completed a comprehensive SMP update in 2012. The Growth Management Act states that the goals and policies of the SMA are considered a fourteenth goal for purposes of the Act and the comprehensive plan.

The Shoreline Master Program consists of three elements:

  1. Shoreline goals and policies are included in the Clark County Comprehensive Plan as Chapter 13.
  2. Shoreline use regulations are included in Clark County Code, Chapter 40.460.
  3. Official Shoreline Map (For an interactive online version go to MapsOnline. Be sure to check out these tools for helpful tips.)

Additional documents associated with the Shoreline Master Program include:

Recent Shoreline Master Program ordinances:

2020 SMP Periodic Review

Clark County has a SMP periodic review due June 30, 2021. Click here to learn more.

Stay updated

To receive updates and notifications related to the Shoreline Master Program, please register for project updates and click on "Shoreline Master Program."

Please feel free to contact Jenna Kay with any questions or concerns.

Project contact

Jenna Kay
(564) 397-4968
jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov