Affected area: shorelines adjacent to navigable lakes, ponds, flowages, rivers and streams. 1,000 ft. from lakes; 300 ft. from rivers; not in incorporated cities.
Lot size: septic tank 100 ft. water frontage & 20,000 sq. ft.; sewered 65 ft. water frontage & 10,000 sq. ft.
Grandfathered: allows house built before the rules to remain, but limits expansion.
Lets take a look at some of the rules (remember that local regulations may be more restrictive).
Lot Size-The type of waste disposal (sanitary) system serving the lot will affect your lot size requirement. Sewered lots must have at least 65 feet wide of water frontage with 10,000 square feet of area. Lots with on-site waste disposal systems must have
Buffer - In the strip of land from the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) extending 35 feet inland, no more than one 30-foot-wide corridor in each 100 feet of shoreline may be clear cut of trees and shrubbery.
Set Backs - All buildings and structures must be set back 75 feet from the OHWM. There are exceptions: piers, boat hoists, and boathouses. If construction that occurred before the rules were in place leads to an existing pattern of house setbacks closer t
Grandfathered Structures - This part of the rule allows homes that were built before the rules and that dont comply with the standards to serve out their useful life. The county may prohibit altering, repairing or adding on to these homes if the cost ove