Summary of Standards for Temporary Seasonal Docks

You may have one temporary seasonal dock for personal use,

    1.5 meters wide within the mooring area.

>  The dock and associated mooring structures cannot exceed 50%

     of the waterfront holder's lot width.

>   The dock must be at least three meters away from property lines.

>   The dock may not have any fixed or covered structures.

      Fuel cannot be stored on the dock.

>   The dock and all boat lifts, swimming platforms and buoys

      are to be removed before the end of the open water season.

>   Boat lift may be placed as an associated structure or as a stand alone

      structure, but must be temporary and cannot be enclosed on all sides.

>    You do not need to apply for a dock permit, unless your dock

     does not align with the disturbance standard.

Removal of Aquatic Vegetation

A waterfront owner or semi-waterfront owner may only cut aquatic vegetation in accordance with the following:

     >   aquatic vegetation may only be cut once per year between

          August 1 and September 30.

    >   the length of the area from which aquatic vegetation is cut

          may only consist of a single lane from the bank in a direct

          path perpendicular to the shore.

    >   the width of the single lane shall be a maximum of 4 meters

          and must remain in the same location every year.

    >   the depth of cutting of aquatic vegetation shall not be

         greater than 1 meter below the water surface.

PO Box 1778

St. Paul, Alberta  T0A 3A0

Phone: (780)298-2308


Disturbance Standard

for Temporary Seasonal Docks and other Mooring Structures for Personal Recreational Purposes

If you do not meet the requirements of the Disturbance Standard you will require a:

Temporary Field Authorization