Steve Huhta REMAX Lyons Real Estate, 206 W Fulton St., Waupaca, WI 920-889-9989

State Pier Rules “Cleared Up”

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From Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine:  Ch. 30 Regulatory Reform (SB 326): Makes significant changes to Chapter 30 for the regulation of activities near navigable waterways, including (a) elimination of the pier registration requirement; (b) guaranteeing that all riparian owners have a right to place a pier; (c) grandfathering all existing piers that are not subject to DNR enforcement actions; (d) allowing new pier loading platforms to be up to 200 square feet, and (e) allowing unlimited maintenance and repair for nonconforming wet boathouses.
The above obviously has a big impact on Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes real estate owners as many piers on our lakes did not meet previous state guidelines and as a result, required the property owner to apply for a permit..

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