Senate District 18
John Eklund
Eklund Announces Temporary Permit to Improve and Protect Shores of Lake Erie
May 4, 2018

COLUMBUS—State Senator John Eklund (R-Munson Township) is sharing timely information to area residents regarding an opportunity to receive a Temporary Shore Structure Permit (TSSP) to improve the coastline and structures on Lake Erie, with the goal of limiting the negative effects of erosion on the shore.

Various federal, state and local regulations require property owners to comply with certain requirements in order to obtain permission to begin construction activities along Lake Erie's shore. A Shore Structure Permit is required to construct a beach, groin, revetment, seawall, pier, breakwater, jetty or other structure to arrest or control erosion near Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline.

"We must continue to safeguard the property along the Lake Erie coast, and it is promising to see the Ohio Department of Natural Resources offering these permits," said Eklund. "I strongly urge anyone with property along the coast to submit their application while this opportunity is available."

Recently, severe storms as well as unusually high water levels have dramatically increased the risk of erosion along the entire coast. For a full list of resources and information on how to obtain a TSSP, visit

For more information on Temporary Shore Structure Permits, or for help completing the application, please contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management at or call toll-free at 1-888-644-6267.

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