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Shoreline Exemption

Download - Shoreline Exemption Application Form

Proposals identified in WAC 173-27-040 are exempt from obtaining a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SDP).  However, prior to any construction or activity, an applicant must submit a completed exemption application to the City to demonstrate that the proposal is exempt and complies with the City's shoreline regulations found in Kirkland Zoning Code (KZC) Chapter 83.

The City makes the decision on the exemption.  If approved, a copy of the exemption approval is sent to the State Department of Ecology.

A decision on an exemption can be appealed using the City's Process I appeal process in KZC Chapter 145.

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123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033

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