07 NCAC 13C .0303          PERMISSIBLE STRUCTURAL DIMENSIONS

Permits shall be approved for piers, boat ramps, boat stalls, pavilions, platforms, patios and other structures subject to the following limitations:

(1)           Commercial Piers.  Maximum measurements for a commercial pier shall be as follows:

(a)           walkways, 16 feet wide;

(b)           length of pier structure, 375 feet;

(c)           platform, pavilion; 32 feet in width;

(d)           platform, pavilion; 50 feet in length;

(e)           patio, 20 feet in length extending from mean high water mark. water mark.

(2)           Private piers shall conform to the maximum requirements:

(a)           Single family pier:

(i)            walkways, 8 feet wide;

(ii)           length of pier structure, 225 feet;

(iii)          platform, pavilion; 20 feet in width;

(iv)          platform, pavilion; 32 feet in length;

(v)           patio, 20 feet in length extending from mean high water mark;

(b)           Joint private piers shall be limited to the following maximum measurements:

(i)            walkways, 16 feet wide;

(ii)           length of pier structure, 225 feet;

(iii)          platform, pavilion; 32 feet in width;

(iv)          platform, pavilion, 50 feet in length;

(v)           patio, 20 feet in length extending from mean high water mark.

(3)           Public piers shall be subject to the following maximum measurements and limitations:

(a)           walkway, 16 feet wide;

(b)           length of pier structure, 225 feet;

(c)           platform, pavilion; 32 feet in width;

(d)           platform, pavilion; 50 feet in length;

(e)           patio, 20 feet in length extending from mean high water mark.

(4)           Boat Ramps.  The maximum limitation for the size of a boat ramp will be 25 feet by 25 feet square; boat ramps shall not be subject to location criteria of Regulation .0303(6)(a) of this Section.

(5)           Boat Stalls.  There shall be a limit of one boat stall per single family pier.  Boat stalls will not be permitted on joint private, public, or commercial piers.

(6)           All permitted structures shall be subject to the following additional provisions:

(a)           No structure or any portion thereof, except boat ramps, shall be located closer than 15 feet from the property owners' corners in the shoreline.  Adjoining property owners who own waterfront property may, by special agreement, waive this provision in unusual or hardship cases, and where no hazard is erected by the waiver, may submit an application for a joint private pier permit.

(b)           Piers must be located so as to point to a location fixed by the Division.

(c)           No pier, patio, platform, pavilion or boat stall may be located within 25 feet of another structure.

(d)           Where an applicant fails to comply with these regulations because of the noncompliance of an adjoining property owner who holds a permit for a structure erected prior to the effective date of these regulations, the applicant shall submit his application for approval to the Division.  The Division may approve the application subject to conditions and modifications it imposes in the permit.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-135.16;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12C .0303 Eff. April 1, 2017.