Department of Natural Resources - Docks - Dock construction permit required.


Published: 2016-03-26

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No person shall construct or maintain a dock, moorage, tie-up, or other structure for the purpose of mooring vessels on, over, or adjacent to the lands or waters of the division without first having applied for and received a written permit from the chief of the division or the chief's authorized agent.

(A) Persons desiring to construct and maintain a dock, moorage, tie-up, or other structure for the purpose of mooring vessels on, over, or adjacent to the lands or waters of the division must submit a written request to the chief of the division, indicating the exact location, size, and type of the proposed dock, moorage, tie-up, or other mooring structure.

(B) The chief may issue a construction permit to the applicant if the following conditions are met:

(1) The design of the proposed dock, moorage, tie-up space, or other mooring structure is in compliance with the standard plans and specifications of the division for vessel moorages, and;

(2) The proposed location of the desired dock, tie-up space, or other structure for the mooring of vessels will not interfere with navigation or facility management or development of the lands and waters under the management authority of the division.

Last updated July 6, 2021 at 12:34 PM