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Rescinding a permit

Permits may be rescinded by a local government upon a finding that the permittee has not complied with permit conditions.

The local government must provide notice to the permittee and the public, and hold a public hearing .

Ecology can also independently petition the Shoreline Hearings Board to rescind a permit the agency believes is in noncompliance. Ecology must first provide written notice to the local government that the noncompliance exists and wait thirty days for the local government to have the opportunity to rescind the permit to rescind the permit. Within fifteen days after the end of the thirty day period and upon written notice to the permittee and local government, Ecology may petition the SHB to rescind the permit.

Please also note that violation of the terms of a permit is also subject to civil penalties and orders from the local government and/or Ecology.

For more information

Law: RCW 90.58.140(8)

Contact Ecology's shoreline permit reviewer serving your town, city, or county.