A Shoreland Permit (PDF) is required when one of the following projects occurs within the unincorporated Townships or the Village of Somers. Note: the more common projects that occur within the County include, but are not limited to the following:
Shoreline stabilization This includes projects, such as retaining walls, riprap or bio-revetment installation to prevent erosion.
Fill placement This includes projects designed to improve drainage in the shoreyard (provided it is not a zoned wetland), or fill used in the foundation of new home construction beyond "usual and customary" amounts normally used for home site development.
Dredging or removal of sediments from streams or lake beds This includes agricultural sediment removal projects or dredging near the shoreline for watercraft docking.
Earth movement/grading, major landscaping and berms