All development in shoreline jurisdiction is subject to Title 18S and the Shoreline Management Act. Certain development types are exempt from the need to obtain a Substantial Development permit. To see if your project qualifies for this exemption, please refer to PCC 18S.60.020 and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-27-040. A project considered exempt may still require a variance, conditional use or administrative conditional permit, as well as other County review such as critical areas review.
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 Resources Permit Application." In addition to Pierce County it is accepted for applications with the following agencies:
State Environmental Policy Act 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 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.
Photos of existing structure(s) and/or area where new structure(s) is proposed.