Critical Areas

The County Board of Commissioners have enacted critical area protection regulations for areas in unincorporated Grays Harbor County (areas outside of incorporated city and town limits). The purpose of the regulations is to protect and preserve:

Critical Protection Areas and the Planning Process

Pre-development review of projects ensures that critical resource areas are protected in accordance with the rules of Title 18.06 of the Grays Harbor County Code. The review is required prior to submitting applications for most development.  A list of applications that require review is found here.  A Pre-development Review is valid for two years from the date of approval.  The review is advisory only.  Future permit applications will be reviewed to current regulations when a complete application is submitted.



  • Posting Date: 09-13-2019    End Date: Open until filled