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In the event of an emergency, OPRD may issue a permit for alterations (e.g., rock or sand placement) on the ocean shore necessary to provide immediate and temporary relief from an imminent threat. This includes when an upland building or other infrastructure is in imminent peril of being destroyed or damaged by action of the Pacific Ocean or other natural disaster. Emergency approval provides for more time to pursue design and permitting of a permanent solution.
Information that may be needed includes:
Notify OPRD by calling 1-888-655-3750.
OPRD must verify eligibility for your property and project to determine if the situation meets the emergency criteria.
To aid in this determination, providing information needed such as photos, videos, and a location map will expedite the process. If calling from a mobile device, photos may be submitted as a response to the text you receive after calling 1-888-655-3750.
Please see the PDF for detailed guidance on photos, eligibility and emergency criteria.
Read your permit conditions:
Proceed with construction and notify OPRD once completed:
Remove or apply for a permanent shoreline protective structure permit within one calendar year of emergency approval:
See the Ocean Shore Permits page for staff contacts for non-emergency situations.
Guidebook on Erosion Control Practices of the Oregon Coast.
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