Local Coastal Program

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The California Legislature enacted the Coastal Act in 1976, creating a mandate for coastal counties to manage the conservation and development of coastal resources through a comprehensive planning and regulatory program called the Local Coastal Program (LCP).

The Local Coastal Program (LCP) is a planning document that identifies the location, type, densities, and other ground rules for future development in the coastal zone. Each LCP includes a land use plan and its implementing measures. These programs govern decisions that determine the short and long term conservation and use of coastal land, water, and other resources.

CDA organized an LCP photo contest of Marin's coastal areas for residents and visitors.  You can view the submissions by visiting our photo gallery.

News and Announcements

  • The Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm to consider a response to the Coastal Commission Modifications to the Board's Local Coastal Program Amendments (LCPA).  The Board Report and Attachments are now available. The hearing is located in the Board of Supervisors Chambers (Room #330 - Administration Building), Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California.

  • Draft maps showing proposed locations of the village commercial core area, per Land Use Policy C-PK-3, are now available for review. Stay tuned for additional information.