Shoreline Master Program

Shoreline Master Program MapThe Shoreline Master Program (SMP) is a state-required plan containing both policies and regulations that apply to shoreline areas, while tailored to the specific geographic, economic and environmental needs of the community. In Fife, shorelines include the Puyallup River and Hylebos Creek.


The SMP is intended to provide for environmental protection, appropriate development, and public access.

How do we balance the competing interests of development/use with the preservation of the shoreline ecology? That is the charge of the City of Fife’s SMP.

The City and State Department of Ecology jointly administer the Shoreline Master Program. 

Background of the Shoreline Management act

Department of Ecology

2019 Adopted Shoreline Master Program

The below documents represent the City currently adopted SMP in effect since July 2019.

City of Fife Shoreline Master Program
Appendix A - Shoreline Maps
Appendix B - Critical Areas Regulations
Appendix C - Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report
Appendix D - Shoreline Restoration Plan