All structures must be setback from the primary bank of any watercourse to protect from erosion. The distance varies from 50 to 300 feet, depending upon the peak flow rate of the watercourse. Due to the volume of requests, the County will only determine elevation and erosion setbacks upon receipt of a building permit application.
If the property owner desires a smaller setback distance, they may hire a professional engineer to provide the County with justification. Or the professional engineer may provide a bank stabilization design that may justify a smaller setback.