Shoreline Accessory Structures
|Shoreline accessory structures include such things as a float, dock, pier, deck and bulkhead.|
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.
|JARPA (Links to State ORIA permitting website)
This is a master application for shoreline projects. JARPA stands for "Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application." In addition to Pierce County, it is accepted for applications with the following agencies:
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps):
Section 10 and Section 404 (Corps Permits FAQ).
-U.S. Coast Guard: Private Aids to Navigation (PATON).
- Washington Department of Ecology: 401 Water Quality Certification
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA FAQ)
- Washington Department of Natural Resources: Aquatic Use Authorization
|SEPA Environmental Checklist|
Photos of existing structure(s) and/or area where new structure(s) is proposed.
Draw 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.
Permit application drawings. View requirements at US Army Corps of Engineers.
For design other than light frame construction, an Architect or Engineer stamp is required.
|Fire Flow / Water Availability
Required for commercial projects. A certificate of water availability and water system vicinity map must be signed by the water purveyor for fire flow water availability.
|On-Site Sewage Development Application
Required if on septic. Submit application to Tacoma Pierce County Health Department for on-site sewage system. Contact Tacoma Pierce County Health Department to determine the level of review for a Remodel Project Requirements, whether a change in use of the property or an addition to a structure.