Harbor-Related Municipal Codes

Avalon Harbor is enjoyed by a variety of users in a variety of ways and can be very busy at times, especially in the summer season. The City of Avalon has several local ordinances and policies to promote and protect everyone's rights and ability to safely enjoy the beautiful waters of Avalon.

Below are excerpted areas of the Avalon Municipal Code regarding vessel requirements and restrictions while in Avalon Harbor. Title 10-2 of the Municipal Code outlines all Harbor Regulations.

Avalon Patrol Boats lined up in formation.
  1. Defining Vessel Length

Length as applied to vessels and boats shall mean the measurement set forth in the manufacturer's specification for such vessel or boat. Where the vessel has been modified, the Harbor Master shall determine the length of the vessel using any reasonable method. Detachable swim steps and bow pulpits shall not be included in determining length.

  1. Dingy Docks
  1. Insurance Requirements
  1. Long Term Vessel Definition
  1. Maintenance of Vessels
  1. Moored Vessels: Lights
  1. Mooring Places: Use by Guests, Long Term Permit Requirements, Fees
  1. Movement of Vessels
  1. Operation of Generators
  1. Speed of Vessels
  1. Unattended Vessels
  1. Utility Connections Prohibited
  1. Waterside Project permits: Applications and Process