A Residential Boat Dock is a structure, typically made of wood, constructed over a water body for recreational use; such as fishing or accessing a boat. Types of structures include, but are not limited to, dock, pier, boat slip, roofed boat slip.
A Residential Seawall is a wall of stone, concrete or other sturdy material, built along a shoreline to prevent erosion by waves.
If you are constructing a residential boat dock or seawall or repairing more than 50% of an existing residential boat dock or seawall, a Zoning Permit and building permit is required, you can apply for them online or in person. If the repair is less than 50% you can apply for a building permit in person or online, a Zoning Permit will not be needed.
Private boat docks shall only be permitted as an accessory use on the residential lot on which the main residential structure is located or on a lot owned by the property owner and adjacent and contiguous to the lot with the residential structure located on it. A lot shall be considered adjacent and contiguous if a substantial part of the lot actually touches the first residential lot or is separated by a road right-of-way, which physically divides both lots.
The following tutorial will help guide you through the permitting process for Boat Dock or Seawall.
As you go through the tutorial, answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. Based on the answers you provide,
differnt forms will be required for your permit. You can download each form as you go or via the Required Documents summary screens provided for the Zoning Clearnace and Building Permit.