What is a shoreline?
In Yakima County, Shorelines are the large rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Because of the vulnerability of their ecosystem, Shorelines are given additional protection measures through the Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP outlines an area adjacent to Shorelines called Shoreline Jurisdiction. All forms of land use and development within Shoreline Jurisdiction require review. In some instances, a Shoreline Permit will be required.

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1. What is a shoreline?
2. What are the shorelines of Yakima County?
3. How far does shoreline jurisdiction extend?
4. Do I need a shoreline permit?
5. What type of permit do I need?