12.24.010 Launch of Floating Equipment Limited.

   A.  It is a violation of the Cannon Beach Municipal Code to launch, use, or occupy a motorized watercraft from the shore of the Pacific Ocean in the city without a permit issued by the police department of the city.

    B.   It is a violation of the Cannon Beach Municipal Code to launch, use, or occupy a motorized watercraft on Ecola Creek in the city without a permit issued by the police department of the city.

    C.   Motorized watercraft includes but is not limited to boats, jet skis, and inflatable boats powered by internal combustion engines.

    D.  It is a violation of the Cannon Beach Municipal Code to launch, use or occupy a nonmotorized watercraft or flotation device from the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Cannon Beach without a permit issued by the police department of the city.

    E.   Nonmotorized watercraft and flotation devices include but are not limited to:

    1.   Sail or wind propelled boats, kayaks, canoes, and surfboards;

    2.   Inflatable rafts, boats, air mattresses, inner tubes, and similar devices.

    F.   When granted a permit by the city, motor vehicles used to transport large watercraft may be permitted on the ocean shore for the sole purpose of launching or retrieving such watercraft. Such motor vehicles may be left parked on the ocean shore only while the watercraft are being operated on the ocean.

    G.  Permits for the launching of watercraft shall be issued at the discretion of the chief of police. The permits for the launching of watercraft shall state the dates during which the watercraft can be launched and the location on the ocean shore or the shore of Ecola Creek from which the watercraft can be launched.

    H.  Permits for the operation of motor vehicles to transport watercraft on the ocean shore shall be issued at the discretion of the chief of police. These permits shall state the make, model and year of the vehicle, the dates during which the watercraft can be launched and the location on the ocean shore or the shore or Ecola Creek from which the watercraft can be launched. (Ord. 97-10 § 1)