Private Docks and Stakes

The permitting of private docks, stakes and moorings is governed by Title 9: “Streets, Parks, and Public Properties Code”; Chapter 921: “Watercraft on Reservoirs” of Columbus City Code.

921.01-8 (L)(1) – Minimum qualifications when applying for a private dock permit: “The applicants property, at a minimum, must be contiguous and parallel to undeveloped city-controlled property for one hundred (100) feet” and “must own real property contiguous and parallel to undeveloped city property within two hundred and fifty (250) feet of the ordinary high water mark.”

921.01-8 (L)(2) – Minimum qualifications when applying for a private stake permit: “The applicants property, at a minimum, must be contiguous and parallel to undeveloped city controlled property for ten (10) feet” and “must own real property contiguous and parallel to undeveloped city property within two hundred and fifty (250) feet of the ordinary high water mark.”