Shoreline Master Program

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) ensures the beauty of Lake Stevens for future generations by providing a guide for future use and development on the lake to retain the current character and ecological functions of the lake and shoreline. Structures or uses not legally permitted could be required to be removed or brought into compliance with new regulations if a change to the structure or use is requested. These regulations became effective June 14, 2013.  City staff is available to answer questions at 425-377-3226.

The Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) identified three shoreline areas within or adjacent to the city:
Lake Stevens
portions of Little Pilchuck Creek
Catherine Creek. 

Other supporting documents:
SMP Environment Designations Map
Snohomish County's Lake Management Program