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Coastal Commission


In 1976, the California Legislature enacted the California Coastal Act that established a far-reaching coastal protection program and made permanent the California Coastal Commission as it exists today. The commission plans and regulates development and natural resource use along the coast in partnership with local governments and in keeping with the requirements of the Coastal Act.

The Coastal Commission's Enforcement Program protects coastal resources by assuring that proposed development projects are consistent with the Coastal Act. Coastal development permits (CDPs) are required for all development in the Coastal Zone, for which the terms and conditions of the CDPs must be complied.

California Coastal Commission Fee Regulations

Other Related Laws and Regulations