Industry Notice
Pierce County shoreline

Shoreline Code Updates

The Pierce County Development Center is anticipating a possible rush of applications in consideration of the Shoreline Management Plan update.

The County Council adopted the final Shoreline Master Plan on October 2, 2018 and sent it to the County Executive for a signature. Prior to the new regulations taking effect, the Department of Ecology reviews the Plan and, if acceptable, issues a Final Action.

The new regulations will go into effect 14 days after Ecology issues the Final Action. It is anticipated Ecology will issue the Final Action soon, but the exact date is not known.

A final reminder will be sent when the effective date is known.

Submit your requests soon

If you are concerned about getting your application vested prior to the change, you should submit your request as soon as possible.

Submit your request electronically at or apply in person at the Development Center with a complete application and required fees.

Please note:

  • Applications submitted electronically through the PALS website less than 4 days prior to the effective date MAY NOT be processed in time to vest to current regulations.
  • Applications are reviewed for the regulations in effect on the day of the application is accepted required fees are paid.
  • Vesting of the application will be in accordance with PCC 18.160



Dennis Hanberg
Pierce County Planning and Public Works

Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus