01 NCAC 06B .0605          STRUCTURES

(a)  Riparian owners may construct piers or docks to gain access to navigable waters without an easement.  Such structures may include a weatherproof shelter if the use of the shelter is in keeping with riparian access.

(b)  Easements in lands covered by navigable waters are generally required for any structure built over navigable waters for purposes other than gaining riparian access.  The Department of Administration may exempt from this provision structures deemed minor in their impact upon the public trust waters of the state.  Examples of such exempt structures include boat ramps, duck blinds, small groins, and the like.

(c)  Easements in lands covered by navigable waters will be granted upon application to the Department of Administration for such purposes and upon such conditions as the Department of Administration may deem proper and in the public interest, with approval of the Governor and the Council of State.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑341(4); 146‑12;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. February 27, 1979;

Amended Eff. June 1, 1987.