How can shoreline regulations impact my property?
State requirements limit activities that can occur within 200 feet of designated shorelines. Generally, structures must be set back at least 50 feet of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM); natural vegetation within 50 feet of the OHWM must be left in place (although a view corridor can be permitted); private docks are allowed, subject to certain limitations; generally, bulkheads are not allowed, unless there is evidence or erosion; and no fill can be placed within the 200' shoreline jurisdiction. Exemptions can be issued for some development, such as private docks - contact the Building and Planning Department to determine if your project might qualify. For more information see brochure number BP-63 Shorelines Development (PDF)

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. What construction codes are in effect in the unincorporated areas of the County?
3. What design criteria do I use for designing a building?
4. How long is my permit good for?
5. How much will my permit cost?
6. How do I get an address assigned to my property?
7. What are my setbacks?
8. Where do I get my electrical permit?
9. What is the frost depth for Spokane County?
10. What is the basic minimum snow load for Spokane County?
11. Do I need a permit for a fence?
12. Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?
13. Can I substitute a swimming pool safety cover for the fence?
14. How high can a fence be?
15. How often can you amend the Comprehensive Plan?
16. What is Radon?
17. Is there radon in Spokane County?
18. Do I have to mitigate my home for radon?
19. How do I apply for a manufactured home permit?
20. What hours can construction noise take place?
21. What is an egress window and when is it required?
22. How can shoreline regulations impact my property?
23. What are Critical Areas?
24. What requirements apply within Critical Areas?
25. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
26. What is Construction Stormwater Permit Coverage?
27. How do I obtain a Food Establishment permit?
28. What are the requirements for septic system inspections and permits?