Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

Dock Application

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On Truesdale Lake, new dock construction, dock renovation, or dock repair must be approved by the Truesdale Lake Dock Committee (TLDC).

The TLDC is comprised of members of the TLPOA, TEA, Vreeland, and Lake Shore Drive unaffiliated riparian homeowners (aka the collective owners and maintainers of Truesdale Lake).

In addition to approval from the TLDC the homeowner must also do the following:

(We recommend this be done in parallel with Truesdale Dock Committee since permits can take time to be issued and you should start the town permitting process ASAP.):

Note: Failure to obtain a wetland activity permit can result in a town fine of up to $7,500 per offense (see this section of town code)

The form below and all application information submitted will go to the members of TLDC for consideration.

Please refer to the Dock Reasonable Use Criteria page for information on docks allowed on the lake. After you have familiarized yourself with the dock reasonable use criteria and have all necessary paperwork for the dock application, please fill out the form below and submit.

If you have submitted the online form without attaching the information required at the bottom, you can either email those documents or mail copies of the documents (see mailing address below) to the committee to complete your application.

FYI – Your application will be processed and answered much faster if you submit everything online since it is easier to distribute all of the necessary documents to the TLDC members electronically. 

If your dock proposal conforms to the TLDC’s Reasonable Use Criteria for Building and Maintaining a dock on Truesdale Lake, the TEA will draft a letter that consents to the proposed use of the TEA lake and lake bed. You must sign and return this consent. We will provide you a copy for your records. You must also apply for a building permit with the Town of Lewisboro. They will ask you about the TLDC signed consent approval so get it to them as soon as you receive approval.

If you have any questions, please email truesdaledock@gmail.com with the word “dock” somewhere in the subject line. Thanks!

When you submit this application, it is automatically emailed to everyone on the TLDC right away.

Incomplete forms will not be processed.

Enter the address of your house on Truesdale Lake above.
Enter your mailing address above - but only if it is different from your address on the lake.
Best number to contact you at in case we have questions.

Details about dock

This is on your Real Estate Tax bills (e.g. 36L-10816-31)
If you are not sure of your Tax Map, Block, and Lot number, consult your tax bill. You can also check our maps section here for scanned in tax maps of the lake area: http://truesdalelake.com/projects/maps/
(e.g. 1/4 Acre, 1/2 Acre, 1 Acre)
(need to upload verification with this form or send to mailing address at bottom)
If you have multiple adjoining properties, please include full length.
(e.g. wood, composite, plastic, metal, type of floatation, anchors, etc.)
(Includes landing, platform, fingers, etc. Please also send scale diagram with dimensions noted of dock and how far away it is from neighbor's property lines.)
(no approval will be given if lake dues are not current)
If you have questions about your lake dues, contact tea@truesdalelake.com.

Forms Needed

The forms below are needed for the Truesdale Dock application. They are also required by the Lewisboro Wetlands Inspector and Lewisboro Building Department in order for them to issue permits. Getting them together now will help your building & wetlands permit application to the town -- which is the next step of this process.

IMPORTANT: REQUIRED FORMS

If you can include these documents below with your online application, it will speed up our response since we can distribute them to committee members right away. If you can't include them here, you MUST either email them to truesdaledock@gmail.com after you submit this online application. Or as a final resort, send paper copies via mail (mailing address: Dock Committee c/o TEA, PO Box 363, South Salem NY 10590). But paper copies sent via mail will delay the committee's response.

We CANNOT complete your application review without ALL of these documents.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
See examples here: http://truesdalelake.com/docks/dock-reasonable-use-criteria/
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Thanks for your application. Once you hit submit button below -- and we have received all supplemental forms outlined above -- we will get back to you within two weeks with approval or rejection. All dock applications must also apply for a permit and receive approval from the town building department and the wetlands inspector/planninboard.

The town wetland inspector and building inspector will ask if you have obtained the Truesdale Lake Dock Committee approval before you can proceed with your town permit application. Bring the association approval letter to the building department and submit with your building permit application. The documents required for this approval are also needed for a town permit.

Any questions, please email truesdaledock@gmail.com.

Thanks! Don't forget to press the Submit button below...

IMPORTANT: Please scroll up after you hit submit to make sure the “Thank You” message is displayed indicating your application went through.

If you can’t scan or include electronic copies of the forms & certificates required using the form above, please provide TWO paper copies of all required information via US Mail to the following address (and email us when you have sent it so we know to look for it):

Truesdale Estates Association
ATTN: Dock Application
PO Box 363
South Salem, NY 10590

Forms or proof required include ALL FIVE of the following:

  1. Scale diagram of proposed new dock or repair including: Top and Side elevations including dimensions of all sections of the proposed dock, property line setbacks, waterfront dimensions, and location of dock. See complete list and example diagrams near bottom of Dock Reasonable Use Criteria.
  2. Property survey copy.
  3. Certificate of Occupancy for all structures on property.
  4. Latest septic pumping bill showing pumping/inspection within the last 18 months.
  5. Homeowners insurance showing coverage for property extensions (i.e. the dock).

Note: The building department will also need copies of these documents when you make an application for a Town of Lewisboro building permit.

Once we receive your COMPLETE application (including all items above as well as electronic form submission) we will let you know within two weeks its status (approved or rejected).