Google has been constructing a mystery barge at an old naval base in the San Francisco Bay for months now. However due to a series of complaints the internet search giant may be forced to move their vessel until they can get the proper permits.

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After residents of the city complained about Google’s strange project, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission found that neither the Treasure Island Development Authority nor the city of San Francisco had applied for required permits for construction to take place. However all will not be lost if Google can move the barge to one of the fully permitted construction facilities in the bay.

Speaking to the press, Mirian Saez, director of the Treasure Island Development Authority, said, “We did not intend to violate or circumvent the process.” She added that they will try to apply for the correct permits with the commission. Google has not commented.

After initial rumors that the barge was to be a mobile data center, Google stated in November, “We’re exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.”

If Google does not get the proper permits, they and the Treasure Island Development Authority could face fines and enforcement proceedings.