Mason County has formally adopted its updated Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which regulates land use and development within 200 feet from rivers, lakes, and marine shorelines. Mason County has over 709 miles of shoreline that are protected by the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and by the Mason County SMP.

After six years, countless public meetings and workshops and four public hearings, the Board of County Commissioners adopted an Ordinance that repeals and replaces the Shoreline Master Program (Title 17.50), Environmental Designations Map, Resource Ordinance (Title 8.52) and the Development Code (Title 15).

The Washington State Department of Ecology (ECY) has given its formal approval of the County’s SMP, siting consistency with RCW 90.58 (The SMA). Check HERE for details. The updated regulations take effect October 2, 2017.

 
AMENDED DOCUMENTS
 
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
 
REPORTS AND MAPS
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
RESOLUTION
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
COMMENTS

There were an extensive number of comments submitted to the County during the SMP update period. Please click here to request access to our ftp site where you can view the full record.

 
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

To ask a question, provide comment, or to receive information regarding the Shoreline Master Program Update, call Kell (McAboy) Rowen at (360) 427-9670 Ext. 365 or click here to send us a message.

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION