Dock Planning and Permitting

Dock PermittingMid-Cal Construction provides complete planning and permitting support for your marine construction project. With 40 years of experience in marine construction, Mid-Cal has developed an expertise in navigating the tangled process of waterfront permitting and a solid reputation with the regulatory agencies throughout Northern California. The product of our experience and reputation are successful projects and satisfied clients.

Site Inspection

The process begins with Mid-Cal Construction’s preliminary site inspection. This gives us the opportunity to meet with you, discuss your ideas, and examine the building site. We will then be able to better determine any permitting issues for your site.

Application Drawings

The next step is a developing a plan that will both meet your specific project vision and adherer to regulatory restrictions. Our team evaluates all of the information gathered from the site inspection, weighs the numerous variables and begins designing your project. Variables can include the job site environment, tidal range, bottom substrate, wave exposure, and water depth. This step produces the application drawings, a critical step towards the success of your permit.

Permit Application Preparation and Submittal

Our years of marine construction experience allows us to thoroughly understand the steps required, anticipate concerns and know the “ins and outs” of preparing a permit application. With experience working with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies, Mid-Cal Construction has obtained permit approvals for thousands of docks over the past 40 years.

Your Project Advocate

Following the submittal of the dock permit applications to the regulatory agencies, they will often have questions regarding the proposed project plans. Mid-Cal Construction will represent you throughout the application process by providing responses to any agency questions in an effort to expedite their review and achieve final permit approval.

Some of the Agencies We Work With

Army Corp of Engineers
  • BCDC
  • Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Board
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • CA State Lands Commission
  • California State Office of Historic Preservation
  • Native American Heritage Commission
  • Local Building and Planning Departments
  • Reclamation Districts
  • Homeowners Associations