Wis. Admin. Code Rb § RB 2.03 - Structure permit exclusions

In addition to statutory exemptions and exclusions from the permit requirement of subch. IV of ch. 30, Stats., a person may construct, modify, repair or place the following structures in the riverway without the necessity for a permit from the board under s. 30.44(1), Stats., or a county permit when the area is subject to shoreland zoning, under s. 30.44(9), Stats., if the structure meets the following standards:

Note: 1995 Wis. Act 211 repealed s. 30.44(9), Stats.

(1) PORTABLE CAMPING STRUCTURES DESIGNED AND USED FOR RECREATIONAL CAMPING.
(a) Structure visible from the river.
1. The portable camping structure is designed and used for recreational camping and is visible from the river; and
2. The portable camping structure does not exceed 1600 cubic feet in size; and
3. The portable camping structure remains on the parcel of contiguous land for a period of use not to exceed 30 consecutive days unless it has been removed for a period of not less than 30 consecutive days prior to returning to that parcel of land for another period of use not to exceed 30 consecutive days.
(b) Structure not visible from the river.
1. The portable camping is designed and used for recreational camping and is not visible from the river; and
2. The portable camping structure remains on the parcel of contiguous land for a period not to exceed 180 days in a calendar year; and
3. The portable camping structure complies with the height requirement of s. 30.44(1) (e), Stats.
(2) STORAGE OF PORTABLE CAMPING STRUCTURES. Portable camping structures of a landowner in the riverway may be stored on the landowner's land if:
(a) Visibility. The structure is not visible from the river;
(b) Height. The height requirements of s. 30.44(1) (e), Stats., are complied with; and
(c) Use. The structure is not used for recreational camping or human habitation.
(3) WATERFOWL BLINDS, WILDLIFE OBSERVATION BLINDS, TREE STANDS AND TREE HOUSES. Waterfowl blinds, wildlife observation blinds, tree stands for hunting and tree houses if the structure:
(a) Size. Does not exceed 288 cubic feet in size; and
(b) Visibility; color. Either of the following applies:
1. Is visually inconspicuous; or
2. Has exterior colors which harmonize with the natural surroundings during leaf-on conditions.

Note: Waterfowl blinds and tree stands on state lands are further regulated by s. 29.327, Stats., and s. NR 45.09.

(4) STRUCTURES OF MINIMAL SIZE. Structures no larger than 64 cubic feet in size if the structures and any reasonable and necessary support structures:
(a) Visibility. Are visually inconspicuous; or
(b) Color. Have exterior colors which harmonize with the natural surroundings during leaf-on conditions.
(5) OTHER STRUCTURES.
(a) Other structures which are described in a permit application and which are judged to be of minimal size or not visible from the river by a 2/3 majority vote of the board's full membership.
(b) Nonagricultural wire fences.

Note: Fences erected for agricultural use are exempted under s. 30.46, Stats.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Rb § RB 2.03
Cr. Register, January, 1993, No. 445, eff. 2-1-93. Amended by, correction in (3) (b) (Note) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 6., Stats., Register May 2017 No. 737, eff. 6/1/2017

The exclusion granted under this section pertains solely to structure permits under subch. IV, ch. 30, Stats., and does not relieve a person from compliance with other laws such as shoreland zoning restrictions.

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