Dock/Pier Transfers

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Pier Permit Transfer Instructions

To begin the pier permit transfer process, you must submit a copy of the attached application with complete information for both buyer and seller (signatures are due at close of escrow) to the City of Newport Beach Harbor Resources Division along with the transfer fee of $234. Harbor Resources staff will fill in the permit number.

Application turn-around time is five to 15 working days.

After the pier is inspected, you will receive a letter stating that the dock met the City safety requirements or, if not, it will list what items need to be corrected. Once the items have been corrected and the pier is ready for re-inspection, call 949-644-3044. Staff must reinspect the property and will notify you of the inspection status. Once we receive the application with original signatures of the Seller, Buyer and Joint Permittee (if it is a joint pier), the permit will be transferred.

Please ensure that we receive the signed application in a timely fashion so we can complete the process.


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