Permit Programs: DOCKS & MOORINGS

The purpose of the wharf & mooring program is to reduce congestion, overcrowding, safety and hazards along the lakeshore, while preserving riparian rights of lakefront owners. To ensure equity among lakefront owners as well as accomplish the goals of the program, the Commission has developed specific design limitations on size, shape, and placement and number of docks allowed per amount of lakefront owned, as well as general standards which include assessment of project impacts on navigation, aesthetics, congestion and neighborhood character.

A permit is required for new construction or modification of a dock or mooring. Docks and moorings must be registered annually.

Standards & Limits on Docks & Moorings

Application Forms  

Docks & Moorings - New or Modifications (Adobe PDF, 280 kb)
Standard Activity Permit for Crib Dock Repairs (Adobe PDF, 200 kb)
Addendum A Co-Owners (Adobe PDF, 208 kb)
Addendum B Deeded Access(Adobe PDF, 208 kb)

Dock & Mooring Application Instructions (Adobe PDF,1480kb)

Determining the position of the Mean Low and Mean High Water  Marks (Adobe PDF, 200 kb)
Boat Lift Information (Adobe PDF, 80kb)
Modifying Existing Non-Conforming Wharfs
      Guidance for applicant (Adobe PDF, 200 kb)
      Directive to staff (Adobe PDF, 276 kb)
Ice Damage Information (Adobe PDF, 277 kb)

Regulations Dock, Wharf & Mooring Regulations (Adobe PDF, 80 kb)
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