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nonmeandered waters petition form

Petition Form to Restrict Recreational Use of Section 8 lakes

Upon submission of the form, the Commission will schedule and post a hearing date based on the availability of the landowner and the Commission. The hearing agenda will be publicly posted and the hearing will be open to the public.

Following the hearing, the Commission will adopt a resolution that grants the petition in part or full, or denies the petition stating its reasons for partial or complete denial. State law requires the Commission to consider privacy, safety and substantially affected financial interests of the landowner as well as history of use, water quality and quantity and the public’s interest in recreational use of the water.

Final adoption of the petition process rule will be considered at the Commission meeting in September, after which they will then accept and consider petitions for closing waters to public access.

Print Form and Mail In Option
If you choose to print and mail in the form, please remember to include the following: an image of the map with the location of the water and proof of ownership and/or legal possession of the property underlying water being petitioned for restricted recreational use.

*All fields are required
What type of recreational access are you requesting to restrict?
Please provide your reasons as to why you wish to restrict access. Check all that apply.
 

Provide any other supportive information for your reasons.
How long do you wish to restrict access?
Please provide periods of the year for the requested restriction.
Have all adjacent landowners been notified of the requested closure?

Insert proof of notification here.
Please use any of the following files to upload the document: JPEG, GIF, BMP only. No PSD files.

File size limited to 3mb.
Insert a legal description of the location of the water.
Insert an image of a map of the location of the water.
Please use any of the following files to upload the map image: JPEG, GIF, BMP only. No PSD files.

File size limited to 3mb.
Please provide proof of ownership and/or legal possession of the property underlying water being petitioned for restricted recreational use.
Please use any of the following file types to upload proof of ownership: JPEG, GIF, BMP only. No PSD files.

File size limited to 3mb.

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