WI LAKE HOME OWNERS NEWS - New Pier Grandfathering Legislation Signed Into Law - Wisconsin REALTORS® Association
By Lisa Bear (RE/MAX REALTY CENTER) Waukesha,MilwWI Real Estate 2628935555
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New Pier Grandfathering Legislation Signed Into Law - Wisconsin REALTORS® Association New Pier Grandfathering Legislation Signed Into Law By: Tom Larson On April 2, 2012, Governor Walker signed into law 2011 Wisconsin Act 167, legislation that grandfathers almost all existing piers. In addition, the new law eliminates the pier registration requirement and creates new standards for piers placed on or after April 17, 2012. Finally, the new law guarantees that waterfront property owners have a right to place a pier, even if the property is located in areas that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) considers to be environmentally significant. Background In 2007, Wisconsin lawmakers enacted a law that attempted to grandfather 99 percent of the existing piers from DNR permi...