Shorelines

If you own waterfront property in unincorporated Thurston County, current shoreline codes are in the 1990 Shoreline Master Program (SMP), which spells out allowable land uses and zoning. The current SMP code was adopted in 1990. An update to the code is now underway, and the public comment period is open. You may submit a comment by clicking here.

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What's new?

August 2022: The Planning Commission has completed its review of the Shoreline Master Program update. Please visit the SMP Resources page to view the recommendation drafts.

What's next?

Staff are preparing companion materials for the SMP and will begin briefing the Board of County Commissioners (Board) in fall 2022. Please visit Community Planning's meetings calendar to view upcoming briefings. You may also visit the Board's Weekly Meetings and Work Session Agendas page to see upcoming briefings. 

Can I comment?

You may submit a comment to staff by clicking here. The public comment record for the Planning Commission has closed. Comments received after October 22, 2021 will become part of the record provided to the Board of County Commissioners.

How can I get more information?

Visit this page to explore and learn about the SMP update.