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Department of Ecology Approves Poulsbo SMP
On February 13, 2013, the Department of Ecology approved the City's SMP.  The SMP will be effective 14 days after the date of approval.  For more information, please visit the Department of Ecology's website.
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Transmittal of Approved SMP to Department of Ecology
The City's approved SMP was transmitted to the Department of Ecology on July 23, 2012.  State-level review will follow these steps and timeframe.  The Department of Ecology is accepting comments on the SMP until October 26, 2012.  For more information, please visit Ecology's website
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City of Poulsbo Approved Shoreline Master Program and Adoption Ordinance
On July 11, 2012, the City Council voted to approve Ordinance 2012-10, adopting the 2012 Poulsbo Shoreline Master Program update. The adopted SMP will be forwarded to the Department of Ecology for state review and approval.

Updates on the status of the SMP will continue to be provided on this web page.  For more information, please contact the Planning Department at or 360 394-9882.

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City Council Approves Shoreline Master Program

On May 2, the City Council voted 4-2 to approve the City’s shoreline master program with several minor modifications to text in PMC 16.08, and directed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance for adoption. 

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City Council Public Hearing - Continued to May 2, 2012

The City Council opened its public hearing on the Shoreline Master Program on April 11, 2012.  The hearing was continued to May 2, 2012 at 7:00 pm

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Updated Draft Shoreline Master Plan Regulations

The Shoreline Master Plan Chapter 16.08 regulations have been updated as of April 6 and are available for public review and comment.  The document is available below in PDF format:

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City Council Review of SMP - 2012

The City Council began reviewing the Draft SMP regulations in January 2012.  Please refer to the City Council agenda page for upcoming SMP review dates.

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Planning Commission Recommended SMP Draft - December 2011

Hard copies or a CD can be obtained upon request; copying charges may apply.  For further information, please contact the Planning Department at (360) 394-9882 or

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Planning Commission Recommends Approval of SMP Regulations

On November 29, 2011, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend that the City Council approve the draft SMP regulations, as amended by the Planning Commission during their workshops held from August through November 2011.

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SMP Update General Information

In 2009, the Planning Department started updating the City's Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP regulates development and activities along the City's marine waterfront and adjacent shorelands, according to the state Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58). The SMP update is required by the state Department of Ecology to be completed by December 2012.

       • Homeowners Tips (PDF)

       • Citizen Feedback Form (PDF)

       • Shoreline Master Program Update Process (PDF)

       • Shoreline Master Program Update Brochure (PDF)
       • Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58)
       • Shoreline Master Program Rules (WAC 173-26)

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Have a comment to share?
The Planning Department would like your comments on the SMP update. Comments can be e-mailed to or mailed to or dropped off at the Poulsbo Planning Department, 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo.

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