On Oct. 24, 2018, the TRPA Governing Board adopted the new Shoreline Plan that sets development caps and regulations for boating and new shoreline structures such as piers and buoys. The plan includes the new shorezone regulations (Chapters 80 to 85 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances) and a Shoreline Implementation Program. The cost of these TRPA programs will be paid for through new fees taking effect in 2019.
While we've waited 34 years to secure our rights, implementation of the permitting process by TRPA staff to fairly allocate and manage the allowable moorings and piers is going to be a slow and arduous process, requiring our persistent engagement and monitoring.
To ensure your property rights are protected, we've been working with TRPA staff to help them streamline the implementation of the Shoreline Program, beginning with the TLOA-hosted Mooring Registration workshop for lakefront owners held on April 8th. As TRPA releases updates, TLOA will provide members with detailed information to help you navigate the new regulations such as the dates below:
TRPA Shoreline Permit Application Dates
Existing Moorings - Registration of existing moorings (buoys, slips and boat lifts) will be accepted through December 31, 2020.
New Moorings - Applications for new moorings will NOT be accepted by TRPA until December 1, 2020 through a new lottery system. Click here to learn more.
Existing Piers - Declarations for repairs and maintenance of existing shorezone structures that do not require a TRPA permit accepted now.
NEW PIERS - Applications for new single-parcel and multiple parcel piers accepted between June 1 and June 30th each year.
TRPA New Piers Project Review and Allotment DATES:
July 1 - July 16: TRPA will review the preliminary project proposals
July 17 - Sept 16: Chosen proposals will have 6 months (January 16, 2020) to submit a complete Shorezone Project application.
- Learn about the application process and prepare yourself before beginning by reviewing the new pier application questions listed in the pier information packet: http://www.trpa.org/wp-content/uploads/NEW_PIER_PROCESS.pdf
- ONLY start your online application when you are ready to go through to the end and submit payment by credit card. TRPA is having issues with extra fees being added when people stop and restart applications.
- When you are ready, you will apply through the Accela Citizen Access online portal: (https://aaweb.trpa.org/CitizenAccess/Default.aspx). You need to create an account and log in to start an application.
For more information and questions about applying for New Piers, contact TRPA Senior Planners:
Tiffany Good at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 589-5283 and Julie Roll at email@example.com or (775) 589-5247
We know it's complicated. We're here to help make sense of it all to protect your property rights through enhanced TLOA advocacy efforts fortified by every lakefront owner membership. TLOA will keep our members informed with frequent updates.