Dock Ownership

 

DOCK OWNERSHIP


A dock may be owned by any member with improved property in Arrowhead Woods. You do not have to own "lakefront" property (property that shares a boundary with ALA property) to own a dock. If you own a vacant lot you cannot own a dock. A dock is considered as "attached" to the owner's improved property even though the actual, physical attachment is at the shoreline, on ALA property. Only one dock/slip right may be owned per property.

The owner of title of the dock must be vested identical to the owner of the property in Arrowhead Woods to which it is attached. If the titled owners are different, the dock is not legally moored on Lake Arrowhead. So, if the ownership of your property changes (i.e. the house is put in a trust, death, divorce, inheritance, etc.) BE SURE TO change the ownership of your dock.


PURCHASE & SALE OF A DOCK


When you purchase a dock on Lake Arrowhead, you own the physical structure but you must receive a Pier Site Easement in order to attach the dock to the shoreline, which is ALA property. Without this Pier Site Easement you will have no place on Lake Arrowhead to affix your dock. Per ALA Bylaws the Pier Site Easement shall be vested identical to the ownership of the residential lot to which the dock is attached.

When you sell your dock, you are selling the physical structure. Part of the sales process is the transfer of the Pier Site Easement to the new owner. In order to do this you must apply for a Dock Transfer. A dock cannot be bought or sold without a Dock Transfer.

ALA recommends using an escrow company for the purchase of a dock. This will better ensure that all the paperwork is completed and recorded properly.

The links to Dock Transfer Applications are below.

Interfamily Dock Transfer Application: For a transfer of ownership within a family.  Interfamily is defined as Inheritance between Grandparent/Parent/Child or Family transfer due to Trust, Death, or Divorce. Fees appear on the application.  

Dock Transfer Application: For transferring ownership from a seller to a buyer. Fees appear on the application.

Holding Dock Transfer Application: Dock Holding is used for dock owners who no longer have a property to "attach" the dock to. For example, a dock owner would need to transfer his dock into holding if he sold his home but did not sell the dock with the home. Holding has special fees and conditions involved. A dock in holding may not be used. Fees appear on the application.

For Further Information you may contact Tami Waller, Dock Transfer Administrative Assistant at (909) 337-2595, ext. 109, or by email at twaller@ala-ca.org


DOCK LINGO


Slip Right: The right to have a physical dock slip on Lake Arrowhead. A Slip Right is assigned a location on Lake Arrowhead. A Slip Right may be "built out" meaning there is a physical dock at that location or it may only be a right without a physical structure at that location. A dock structure with multiple slips may have some of the slips built out while others are not built.

Dock: The physical structure on Lake Arrowhead authorized by the slip right. There are single docks, double docks, triple docks, multiple docks and convenience docks on Lake Arrowhead. "Dock" can also be used as a generic term for a slip.

Slip: A Slip is the space on a dock where a boat is moored. A slip will have "fingers" on each side to allow the boarding and unboarding of the boat and to moor the boat. A dock structure with multiple slips may be a double dock (two slips), triple dock (three slips) or multiple dock (four or more slips up to 24 slips).

Retired Slip Right: A Retired Slip Right does not have a physical dock structure. This Slip Right cannot be built out in the future. All of the same dock ownership requirements apply to ownership of a Retired Slip Right including the annual ALA dock/slip right membership fee.

Convenience Dock: Convenience Docks provide slips available for any ALA member. Overnight mooring is prohibited on Convenience Docks. Convenience Docks are located:
 
CONVENIENCE DOCK LOCATION# OF SLIPS
Maintained by the ALA 
Marina  23 
Fishing Dock (Peninsula Park)       2
Tavern Bay Beach Club     6 
Village / Children's Museum  14
Village / Woody's  24
Village / McDonald's   24
Lone Pine Island                    6