Shoreline Master Program (SMP)

About the SMP

Budd BayThe Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a set of local policies and regulations adopted by the City under the State’s Shoreline Management Act that generally applies to all major water bodies and lands within 200 feet of those waters.

On September 24, 2015, a seven-year process with extensive public participation concluded with the Washington Department of Ecology approving a comprehensive update of Olympia's Shoreline Master Program. The new "SMP" became effective Thursday, October 8, 2015. 

We will be posting more information about the new SMP on this website. In the meantime for more information, please contact a city planner at the Community Planning and Development Department by calling 360.753.8314, by emailing, or by visiting Olympia City Hall at 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia.