Dock Permitting Resumes on Lake Lanier September 2014

Dock permits will resume on a 'first-come - first-served' basis after September 1, 2014, according to Tim Rainey, Operations Project Manager for the US Army Corp of Engineers at Lake Lanier.   Rainey was guest speaker at Gainesville Rotary yesterday, August 25th and made this announcement in his presentation.

Many Lake Lanier property owners who didn't get an application in for a dock permit during what the US Corp referred to as the lottery have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for this opportunity.   Having a dock permit - whether it be for a swim dock (with no boat slip), a single slip or the largest dock permitted, a double slip at 32 feet by 32 feet - exponentially increases property value on Lake Lanier.

The Shoreline Management Section at Lake Lanier will begin accepting requests for new dock permits on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning September 16 after 8:30 a.m. local time.  Requests received before this time will not be accepted.

All requests must be made to the Shoreline Management Help Desk at the US Corp office only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 770-945-9531, ext. 3262.  Walk-In requests will also be accepted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

They will arrange for a shoreline ranger to come out and view the property site to determine if it meets with the US Corp's guidelines.  If the site is approved, you will receive an application package.  

The property site cannot be on what the Corp refers to as 'yellow lined' meaning no dock permits under any circumstances.  These areas are typically near bridges and in coves where wildlife protection is a priority.  This link will provide you the information needed to get started on your permitting process - US Corp Dock Permit.

If you are considering selling your Lake Lanier property and it doesn't have a dock, I would encourage you to investigate whether or not you can get a dock permit if you don't have one.

I have been selling property in North Georgia on and around Lake Lanier since 1988.  My husband, David Stovall and my mother, Joyce Waters, work with me at The Norton Agency.   We would be happy to help, whether your property is lake front residential, acreage, commercial or investment property.  Contact me at 770-540-3788 or visit my website,

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