Reminder to License Before Modifying or Constructing a New Improvement at Lake Tapps Reservoir

All modified or new improvements on the Lake Tapps Reservoir require a License from Cascade.
Cascade owns the reservoir lake bed and shoreline up to the 545’ elevation line (note that the typical summer recreation level of the reservoir is 541.5 to 543′). A license is required from Cascade to modify an existing improvement or establish a new improvement on this property, including bulkheads, docks, boat lifts, boat ramps, and boat houses. See Table 1 in the Lake Tapps Reservoir Property Management Policy for the complete list of improvements requiring a license, at:
Prior to any construction (modifying existing improvements or building new) on the Lake Tapps Reservoir, residents must:
1. Obtain a license from Cascade
2. Obtain all necessary state and local permits
3. Meet insurance requirements
For more information on getting a license from Cascade visit