Title 17 Review

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Public Input Invited on Title 17 Revisions 

The Harbor Commission (Commission) is in the process of reviewing Title 17 - Harbor Code of the City's Municipal Code. The Commission formed an Ad-Hoc Committee to conduct a thorough review and to identify the potential for code modifications; however, public participation is a key component in the development of any recommendations for revisions.

To facilitate public input, the Ad-Hoc Committee has divided Title 17 into three sections to allow an in-depth and thoughtful review of the entire Code. A series of meetings has been scheduled to examine each section that will be discussed twice by the Ad-Hoc Committee as follows:

  • The first meeting is intended to garner feedback and solicit comments from the public.
  • The second meeting will allow for a review of the draft revisions prior to presentation to the full Commission.

The Harbor Commission will then review and consider the draft revisions and will make a recommendation that the Title 17 revisions be submitted to the City Council for consideration and adoption. Public comments are invited and welcomed at each of these meetings.

The timeline for the review and public meetings are outlined below.

Title 17 Sections for Review

Ad-Hoc Committee and
Public Participation Meetings

Harbor Commission

City Council

  • 17.01 Definitions
  • 17.05 General Provisions
  • 17.20 Vessel Launching and Operations
  • 17.25 Berthing, Mooring and Storage
  • 17.30 Harbor Use Regulations
  • 17.35 Harbor Development Regulations
  1. Monday, April 8
  2. Monday, May 6

Public Comments from April 8

Wednesday, August 14

  • 17.10 Marine Activities Permits

1. Monday, October 21
Central Library Friends Room
1000 Avocado Avenue,
Newport Beach, CA
6 p.m.

2. Wednesday, October 30
Marina Park Community Center
1600 W. Balboa Blvd,
Newport Beach, CA
6 p.m.

  • 17.40 Live-Aboard
  • 17.45 Sanitation
  • 17.50 Harbor Development Permits
  • 17.55 Dredging Permits
  • 17.60 Harbor Permits and Leases
  • 17.65 Appeals
  • 17.70 Enforcement
  • New Proposed Sections
    • 17.01.030 and 17.60.040
  1. Monday, May 13
  2. Monday, June 24

Public Comments from May 13 

Wednesday, August 14

If you are unable to attend the meetings, please submit your written comments to title17review@newportbeachca.gov

Working Draft Revisions

A working draft of potential revisions to Title 17 are available for viewing below in red-line format. Please note: These are preliminary revisions and do not represent recommendations of the Harbor Commission. Your feedback, comments, and suggestions are invited and encouraged.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the Harbor Commission's review of Title 17, please contact the Harbor Department at 949-270-8159 or email title17review@newportbeachca.gov.


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