In Maryland, you can install a mooring ball just about anywhere you wish, no permit required. Never checked into any other states about this, but I did check Florida's DFW site to see if they had a special permit for installing a private mooring ball. I couldn't find anything on this at all on the site.
I suspect that Florida, like some other greedy states, will likely prohibit the installation of a private mooring ball, whether or not you live aboard. Just a guess, though. Hey, Florida has some pretty high priced mooring fields in the keys that they keep filled with live aboards. But they really frown on anchoring in the same area for more than a couple weeks.
The Laws of Living Aboard And how they affect your state's lakes | Houseboat MagazineI guess in Maryland they assume you still need to access private property to dinghy out, so it limits the placement of permanent moorings. Likewise, I don't think that they have anything in place to restrict liveaboards provided they are not creating some kind of nuisance.
As I recall it was in the Ormond Beach portion of the ICW..right in front of the areas most exclusive homes.. No wonder homeowners down there are restricting anchoring in front of their homes...
Seems to me it was in the anchorage in the vicinity of the Seabreeze Bridge, pretty much right in the heart of Daytona...As I recall it was in the Ormond Beach portion of the ICW..right in front of the areas most exclusive homes.. No wonder homeowners down there are restricting anchoring in front of their homes...
One of the things that most are surprised to find out, is that most really large stash houses, are located in very nice neighborhoods. And, for the obvious reason. Rich people don't like those who they see who they think don't look like they should be driving in a car in their neighborhood, and will call the police in a second, and the police will respond quickly when rich people call, but conversely, rich don't ask a lot of questions about the people who they look at as being financially able to by a house in their neighborhood (being able to buy the house is all the bona fides they need on them).