Shoreline Master Program (SMP)

Scenic view of Budd Inlet and Percival Landing

About the SMP

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

The policies are incorporated into the City’s Comprehensive Plan and the regulations are in Chapter 18.20 of the Olympia Municipal Code. Development in and adjacent to shorelines governed by the SMP must comply with these provisions and all other federal and state requirements.

For questions about shoreline development or permits contact 360.753.8314 or