Updated 1-10-2023

2023 Periodic Update to the Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program

Grays Harbor County is in the process of performing a periodic update of the Shoreline Master Program. A comprehensive update to the Shoreline Master Program was completed in 2020. This periodic review is not as involved as the comprehensive update but is required under Washington state law at this time. Local jurisdictions are required to review and update their Shoreline Master Programs every eight years in accordance with the Shoreline Management Act and its current guidelines and legislative rules to attain state approval. Per the State's periodic review timeline, Grays Harbor County needs to complete a periodic review in mid-2023. Please join us for an SMP Online Open House, beginning in January 2023, for more information.


2019 Comprehensive Update to the Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program

Grays Harbor County (County) has completed a comprehensive update to the Shoreline Master Program (SMP).
The effective date of the updated Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program is August 11, 2020.

  The updated plan is available for viewing or download here:

Grays Harbor Shoreline Master Program

View Shoreline Environment Designation (SED) Maps



To review Ecology’s documents related to the Grays Harbor County comprehensive SMP update and periodic review, please check Ecology’s website at: 


https://ecology.wa.gov/Water-Shorelines/Shoreline-coastal-management/Shoreline-coastal-planning/State-approved-Shoreline-Master-Programs/Grays-Harbor-County

 On Ecology’s website you will find the following key documents:

  • Ecology’s final approval letter, July 28, 2020
  • Ecology’s conditional approval letter, December 18, 2019
  • Attachment A: Findings and Conclusions
  • Attachment B: Required Changes
  • Attachment C: Recommended Changes


Grays Harbor County
Planning Division

100 West Broadway Ste 31, Montesano, WA 98563
(P) 360-249-4222

(E) pbd@co.grays-harbor.wa.us
(F) 360-249-3202
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