Shoreline Conditional/Administrative-Conditional Use
The purpose of Shoreline Conditional Use, and Administrative Conditional Use, Permits is to allow flexibility in the application of development regulations in a manner consistent with the policies of the Shoreline Management Act (Act). Conditions may be attached to the permit to prevent undesirable effects of the proposal or to assure consistency of the project with the Act and the Master Program.
Use this checklist as a guide to a complete application for property located within shoreline jurisdiction. If you don't know if your property is located in shorelines, visit our About My Property page to find out.
This is a master application for shoreline projects. JARPA stands for "Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application." In addition to Pierce County, it is accepted for applications with the following agencies:
State Environmental Policy Act review is required if the project is not exempt Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 197-11-800 and Pierce County Code (PCC) Title 18D. The original signed form must be submitted with the application.
Draw the site plan to scale, showing: property corners, adjacent roads & easements, areas of vegetation to be removed, new proposed shoreline armor, buffer or setback, existing and proposed structures, ordinary high water mark (OHWM), location of any view corridors, and areas of new impervious surface.