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§ 33-204. Docks, boathouses and boats--Powers of municipalities

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 11. Cities and Towns

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 11. Cities and Towns (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Municipal Code (Refs & Annos)
Municipal Departments and Services
Article XXXIII. Parks and Recreation
Part 2. Fishing and Recreation on Municipal Lakes
11 Okl.St.Ann. § 33-204
§ 33-204. Docks, boathouses and boats--Powers of municipalities
The governing body of any municipality owning lands, inside or outside of the corporate limits, which adjoin and abut upon a lake or large body of water capable of being used by a motor-propelled boat may own, construct, maintain, operate, and equip docks, boathouses, and boats for amusement and recreational purposes. The governing body may also lease or rent to any person lots or spaces and provide permits for the construction or use of privately owned boathouses or docks or other recreational purposes on such property for amusement and recreational purposes pursuant to such terms as the governing body deems proper. Said governing body may fix and collect fares, rents, tolls, or other revenues for the use of said facilities, lots and spaces, and the issuance of permits. The right of a municipality to own, construct, maintain, operate and equip said docks, boathouses, and boats, and to rent or lease such spaces and lots and the issuance of permits for the construction or use of such privately owned docks or boathouses for amusement and recreational purposes is hereby declared to be a public right and use. Rent and lease of such lots and spaces shall be at fair market value. Except in cases of rentals and leases authorized herein, said right and facilities shall constitute a public benefit. The municipal governing body may do all things necessary and proper in its discretion pursuant to the authority granted to it by the Constitution and laws of this state to further the ability of the municipality to provide for the amusement and recreational services authorized by the provisions of this section.


Laws 1977, c. 256, § 33-204, eff. July 1, 1978; Laws 1984, c. 126, § 63, eff. Nov. 1, 1984; Laws 1991, c. 152, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.
11 Okl. St. Ann. § 33-204, OK ST T. 11 § 33-204
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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