Grays Harbor County

Planning Division:
  Critical Areas
  Comprehensive Plan
  Shoreline Master Plan
  Estuary Management Plan





100 W Broadway, Suite 31
Montesano, WA  98563-3614

(360) 249-4222
(360) 249-3203 FAX


Office Hours:
8:00 am - Noon,
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Planning Dept. E-Mail

Planning Division - 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:

  Wetland Areas
  Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  Frequently Flooded Areas
  Geologically Hazardous Areas
  Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas

Critical Protection Areas and the Planning Process

Development proposals are screened to ensure that critical resource areas are protected in accordance with the rules at Title 18.06 of the Grays Harbor County Code.

Critical Areas Bulletin, CA #39 Acrobat PDF Document

The Grays Harbor County Planning Division provides a wide array of services to the
community. To assist the coordination of one service, Critical Area Ordinance (CAO)
review, the Planning Division staff developed the Comprehensive Land-Use and
Environmental Application Review (CLEAR)...Read the entire CLEAR Handout Acrobat PDF Document.

Growth Management Update.