07 NCAC 13C .0407         MOORING BUOYS

No stakes, poles or posts shall be driven or placed into the floor of any state lake for any purpose, except to anchor a lawfully placed mooring buoy. Mooring buoys may be placed upon the floor of state lakes for the purpose of mooring boats by permits issued by the Division. Mooring buoys placed upon state lakes shall meet the requirements of the Wildlife Resources Commission State Boating Regulations. No mooring buoy may be placed outside any established safety zone, or 375 feet from shore where there is no established safety zone. Where the permittee is an owner the buoy may be placed at any point within the safety zone. Where the permittee is not an owner, the buoy may not be placed within 25 feet of any structure or within 100 feet of the shore. However, in no case may a mooring buoy be placed within 25 feet of another legally permitted buoy. The Division may authorize the placement of buoys for recreational purposes. The Division is to cooperate, whenever possible, with clubs, groups and other organizations seeking to promote or offer organized recreational activities or shows or tournaments.


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

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 12C .0407 Eff. April 1, 2017;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 1, 2018.