It will cost more to have a dock on Lake Hartwell and on Lake Lanier: the Corps of Engineers is raising permit costs for next year. Under the new structure, the Corps will charge $835. It combines a $35 fee for a shoreline permit and an $800 administrative fee for a real estate license.
The Corps says the fees will have to be paid up front, but they will be valid for five years.
The new structure basically doubles the amount of a new permit.
The Corps says this is the first boat dock fee increase since 2006.