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State Lease Water bottom rental

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I bought a lot in Terrebonne Parish and in the process of submitting a joint coastal use permit. I want to bulkhead, build a boat shed and cut a slip for my houseboat. I will cut into my land so that I don't stick out to far. The application takes about one year to complete. The Houseboat sits on my duck lease that I pay dearly for most of the year but I want to secure it to my lot for Hurricane season. Yesterday I received an invoice for over $300 a year to lease the water bottom of this bayou.Has anyone ever heard of renting the state water to park a boat against your land.
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Who did the invoice come from, Office of State Lands or DNR?
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   duckdough
It came from the state land office. So far no one that I talked to with my type setup is paying this. The fee is calculated based on the square footage of my proposed boat shed and houseboat. I will be leasing the water that touches my owned land.
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Yes, it should be about a nickel a square foot. I probably would have left the houseboat off of the Joint Permit Application as it is a movable structure. Maybe call Les Rosso with the Office of State Lands and explain the situation, maybe that fee can be waived. You will be required to pay the lease on a permanent structure on a state owned waterbottom though.
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   duckdough
Thanks for the information. I shaped the bulked so that I would have the ability to secure my houseboat for a bad storm. Most of the area proposed is land that I will excavate into a slip. More than half the area is presently my owned land. None of the other boat owners around me have a clue about this.Thanks again I will reach out to Les.
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