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Washington State law requires that Pierce County update its shoreline development regulations, which were adopted in the early 1970s. This affects approximately 12,000 properties near marine waters, rivers, and certain streams, lakes, wetlands and floodplains. 

It's important that we hear from you. The Pierce County Council's Community Development Committee has scheduled four meetings around the county to gather public input. You can testify and/or provide written materials.

Typical examples of development that will be reviewed for compliance with the updated shoreline regulations include: residential development and associated accessory uses, docks, piers and floats, bulkheads and retaining walls, boat launching ramps, recreational development, marinas and aquaculture uses.  

Final Council Action
The most recent version of the Shoreline Management Plan has received a do-pass recommendation from the Council's Community Development Committee. It will now be considered by the full council March 10, 2015. 

  • Tuesday March 10
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Pierce County Council chamber
  • County-City Building, Room 1045, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98402

For questions, call Mike Kruger, Council Senior Legislative Analyst (253) 798-6067 or Jenifer Schultz, Committee Clerk at (253) 798-6696 or (800) 992-2456