Local Coastal Program

Carmel-by-the-Sea Department of Community Planning and Building

The California Coastal Commission has jurisdiction over land use projects within one mile of the Ocean. However, the Commission will transfer most permitting authority to local jurisdictions if they obtain a certified Local Coastal Program (LCP). Carmel had its LCP certified by the Coastal Commission in 2004. The LCP consists of the Land Use, Circulation, Coastal Access and Recreation, and Coastal Resource Management elements of the General Plan, the Zoning Ordinance (Implementation Plan), and the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance Appendices (see below).

Appendix A:  Shoreline Management Plan (Chps 1-3)

Appendix A:  Shoreline Management Plan (Chps 4-8)

Appendix B:  Significant Tree Evaluation Work Sheet

Appendix C:  Residential Design Guidelines - Concept Review

Appendix D:  Residential Design Guidelines - Final Review

Appendix E:  Commercial Design Guidelines

Appendix F:  Public Way Design Guidelines

Appendix G:  Archaeological Resource Management Reports (ARMR)

Appendix H:  Storm Water Standards and Programs

Appendix I:  Secretary of the Interior's Standards