Laws & Regulations

Understand the laws and regulations that affect your waterway.

Environmental permits and regulations are designed to ensure that residents are managing waterways so that they do not negatively impact our shared water resources. Water is regulated at multiple levels, starting with the federal government and tribal governments, then at the state level, and finally at the level of our local counties and cities. Different permits and regulations apply depending on your project and location. It is important to be informed on existing regulations and what steps you need to take before beginning a project on your waterway.


Federal Waterway Laws and Regulations


State Waterway Laws and Regulations

PC: Washington Department of Ecology



Thurston County Waterway Laws and Regulations







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