Shoreline Master Program

The Shoreline Master Program (SMP) establishes goals, policies and regulations for the shoreline jurisdiction of Bainbridge Island.  The current SMP became effective in July 2014 after a comprehensive update process.  The SMP is available in two versions:

Complete Official Version (Ordinance 2014-04 Including Goals, Policies and Regulations)

BIMC 16.12 (Regulations Only)

Official shoreline designations are mapped.

Aquaculture Limited Amendment

The City of Bainbridge Island is currently processing a limited amendment of its SMP.  The scope is narrow and will focus only on policies and regulations related to aquaculture.  City Council held a public hearing on the limited amendment on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 that is to be continued at the August 23, 2016 Council Meeting and will be considered for approval on September 13, 2016 under Unfinished Business.  Written comments will be accepted until 4:00 PM on August 23, 2016.  Comments may be sent to

Proposed revisions are available in two formats:
The track changes draft shows the history of revisions.  Highlights are changes from the previous draft discussed at the June 28, 2016 City Council meeting.
It is anticipated that the City Council will take final action on this legislative action in August 2016.  Notice of future public meetings, public hearings and comment period will be provided through the City's regular noticing procedures, the City's website ( and to those on the City's e-mail listserv for this project.  In order to ensure you receive future notifications regarding this project, please register for the "Shoreline Master Program" e-mail listserv on the City's website Notify Me page.

If you have questions or comments regarding this project or wish to be placed on a non-email notification list for this project, please contact Senior City Planner Christy Carr at (206) 780-3719 or