Docking and Mooring
Have defined all relative terminology including berthing facilities, docks, boat hoists, boat stations & boat houses.
Water Rights Lines
Have defined as extensions from lakefront properties.
Structures within Water Rights
- Permanent -no closer than 10 feet to water rights lines (20 ft. for non-residential categories)
- Seasonal & attached vessels - within water rights lines
- Mooring buoys - boat within water rights lines
Boat Hoist Structures & Boat Stations
- Roof ok but maximum 3/12 pitch
- No side enclosures on boat hoists or stations
- No inside second floor, or 2nd floor sundecks
- 15 foot maximum height from high water mark
- No use for dwelling, sleeping, or lodging
- No boat accessory structures (storage buildings) or boat houses in water (waterside of high water mark)
General Residential Docks and Moorings
- Number of docks for registerable boats depends on linear lake feet of lake frontage
Lakefront feet Moorings Docks
0-99.99 4 1
100-199.9 6 2
200 + +3/100ft +1/100ft
- Dock size - 720 square feet max including walkway and decking (exception - may have a 2nd dock if first is less than 300 square feet)
- Length - Max 65 feet into lake beyond high water mark (exception for shallow depth situations)
General Non-Residential Docks and Moorings
Minimum Water Rights No. Mrgs per
Lakefront Setback No. Mrgs add'l 50 ft
Marinas, Yacht Clubs 200 ft 20 ft 75 20
Restaurants 100 ft 20 ft 20 10
Hotels, Motels, Camps, 100 ft 20 ft 10 5
Resorts, and Clubs
Grandfathering of Pre-existing Conditions
All pre-existing permanent and seasonal residential structures are allowed. All pre-existing NYS permits for non-residential uses of permanent or seasonal docks are allowed. Replacement allowed for non-conforming structures damaged in natural disasters, fire, or vandalism.
Building permits are required for all "permanent" structures. Available from municipal Code Enforcement Officers. Exceptions handled through normal town Zoning variance procedures.