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:
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.
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 .