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P.O. Box 257 (mailing)
1812 Main St. (physical)
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Shoreline Master Program

The City of Lake Stevens Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a planning document that outlines goals and policies for development adjacent to city shorelines.  The new regulations became effective June 14, 2013.

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

SMP Environment Designations Map

For details on the Washington Department of Ecology's review and approval, for Lake Stevens, please please link to the DOE website.
City staff is available for questions at 425-377-3235 or at the Permit Center, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.   

Summary of Regulations

Please, see the attached Shoreline SMP Brochure summarizing the main topics related to shoreline development.

Snohomish County's Lake Management Program also has excellent lake information.