Pier Inspection

The Towns of LaGrange and Sugar Creek are working with the Lake District to manage piers on Lauderdale Lakes.  The Towns’ pier ordinance limits the number and size of moorings on lake properties.

Piers may be a maximum of 35 feet in length and may have walking surfaces no wider than 5 feet.

The most frequently asked questions about new piers concern the number of moorings allowed.  According to the Town Ordinance, you are allowed:
One mooring for each 22 feet of frontage. 
One pier counts as two moorings, even if there are not two boats moored.
Those with 44 feet of frontage are allowed two moorings.
One additional mooring (wave runner or sailboat lift, for example) is allowed for those with 66 feet of frontage.
Two piers, or four moorings, are permitted for those with 88 feet of frontage.

Those with 110+ feet of frontage are allowed five moorings. No more than five moorings are allowed, regardless of the length of frontage.

Piers must be at least 8 feet from property lines so as not to interfere with the riparian rights of neighboring property owners.

Piers that were in place as of April 2012 are grandfathered under Wisconsin law and can be replaced using their original dimensions.  The dimensions of those piers, not necessarily their placement, is grandfathered.  Replacement piers must also be clear of property lines so they do not interfere with neighbors’ riparian rights.

LLLMD Commissioner John Summers oversees this project; please contact him with any questions: 262-903-1134 or email pierinspection@lauderdalelakedistrict.com

Pier Permit Application

Click here to view/download the Pier Permit Application (rev. 8/7/2018).