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Shoreland maintenance

Tips for purchasing and building on shoreland property

Whether you plan to build the home of your dreams or simply a weekend getaway, you’ll have lots of decisions ahead of you.

Before you buy

Check out the local zoning ordinances at City Hall or the County Planning and Zoning Office.

Getting started


Evaluate your land

Many potential problems that impact lake and shoreline can be avoided by taking time to carefully look around your property, see what’s there, and think about how your home or cabin will fit into the lake environment.

Other tips

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Shoreland best management practices

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Better living on our lakes and rivers

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