Coastal Management Oceanfront Shorelines


What You Should Know About Erosion & Oceanfront Development

When you choose to build or buy on the oceanfront, you take risks. Those risks may come in the form of dramatic storms such as nor’easters or hurricanes, or from the daily forces of winds, waves and tides.

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Protecting Oceanfront Property from Erosion

The Coastal Resources Commission understands that coastal property owners want to protect their homes from erosion. In fact, the commission has rules that allow property owners to temporarily protect imminently threatened oceanfront structures. A structure is classified as imminently threatened when the erosion scarp reaches within 20 feet of it, or when site conditions increase the risk of imminent damage to the structure.

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