When is a permit required?An Administrative Encroachment Permit is required from Lakebed Management for any of the following:
- Any retaining wall, buoy or construction, addition or alternation of a marine structure lakeward of the high water mark (7.79 on the Rumsey Scale) in Clear Lake.
- Filling or dredging
- Constructing or placing in the lake any cable, pipeline or subaqueous conduit.
- Any use, operation, or activity with a significant impact on the public trust purposes of commerce, navigation, recreation and fisheries.
- Beach clearing- disturbance of vegetation lakeward of 7.79 ft. Rumsey.
Following are guidelines for the permit process for projects in Clear Lake.
Summary of Construction requirements on Clearlake
Guidelines for placement of mooring buoy
Guidelines for placement of a regulatory buoy
Lakebed Management also enforces Chapter 26 of the Lake County Code, which implements the Clear Lake Integrated Aquatic Plant Management Program. Control or removal of aquatic plants in Clear Lake requires an Aquatic Plant Management Permit.