Applications for dock permit renewals or new docks were initially accepted during limited time periods in 2012. Community dock applications for groups of two to four households were encouraged and were accepted first. Importantly, community docks offer advantages of a larger dock float, shared expenses, serving more recreational users than an individual private dock, and lower economic impacts.
There are a limited number of new dock permits available. There can be a total of up to 100 docks on the shoreline at any time according to the updated plan. Since 73 docks or in-progress permit applications already existed in early 2012, there were 27 new dock permits available.
Private dock permit applications were initially accepted as follows:
Existing dock permit renewals: March 23, 2012 - Aug. 1, 2012
New Community Dock applications: March 23, 2012 - June 30, 2012
New Individual Dock applications: July 1, 2012 - July 31, 2012
Since fewer than 27 dock applications of all types were received by July 31, 2012, new permit applications for either community docks or individual docks continue to be accepted on a first come-first served basis. When a total of 27 new docks (of any type) have been permitted, the Corps will also maintain a waiting list of community or individual dock permit applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Those additional dock permit applications will be considered if and when a previous permit owner’s dock permit is not renewed.
Since Aug. 1, 2012, all new community or individual dock permit applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of the type of permit being requested. When each new dock permit application package is received, the application will be time-and-date stamped and a sequential number assigned. Should an applicant fail to complete all of the dock permitting requirements in a timely fashion, that applicant would be removed from consideration, and the next applicant on the waiting list will then be notified that they may proceed with their application process.