How do shoreline regulations apply to land use and development activities?

Shoreline regulations apply to any change in land use or development activity that occurs within the shoreline jurisdiction, as defined in the SMP. Included in those modifications and uses regulated in the SMP are: 

  • New or expanded structures, such as houses, sheds, and decks; 
  • Land development and alteration, such as clearing, grading, dredging, or filling; and 
  • Other activities along the shorelines, including restoration (e.g., riparian planting, bank stabilization), trail construction, and public access. 

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1. What is a Shoreline Master Program (SMP)?
2. Where does this apply?
3. What is a periodic update of the SMP?
4. How do shoreline regulations apply to land use and development activities?
5. What is a Shoreline Exemption and what is required to obtain approval?
6. How does the SMP affect existing uses and development?
7. What is public access to shorelines? When is it required?
8. What is No Net Loss?