Living on or near Lake Ozark is quite the experience. Some of the legalities and bureaucracy that can come with this lifestyle may seem overwhelming. Particularly, transferring dock permits to a new owner of a property can seem daunting. We are here to help ease that intimidation.
Permits Remain With The Property
First, it’s important to realize that permits remain with the property. In other words, dock permits do not move with the dock. Any existing permits that have been issued to property or dock in the past, will require a transfer to any new owners. You’ll want to fill out the proper forms from Union Electric, a.k.a. Ameren Missouri, as they will be the governing body that will issue new permits and transfers. You can find the forms and permit requirements needed to transfer by following this link.
Ameren Missouri Existing Permit Transfer Application
Preparation For Permit Transfer
You’ll need to know a few things such as: if there is an attachment to common ground or the subdivision easement. If so, you'll need to know the Parcel ID associated with that--which can be obtained from the Camden County Assessor’s Office. You’ll also need to know the length and width of the dock, walkway, seawall, and boat ramps as well as the number of slips,
Keep in mind that the above form will only cover your transfer. If you need to make modifications on your property or dock before a transfer can be completed, you will also need to fill out a modification permit, even if you already have an existing permit for your structure.
Fees & Other Information
In order for your application to be processed and a new permit issued you’ll need a few more things: Copy of Property Warranty Deed, a Dock Electrical Inspection Approval (applicable if the property is within the fire districts of Lake Ozark, Village of Four Seasons, Osage Beach and Sunrise Beach), Subdivision Name, Lot Number, Lake Address, Lake Mile, and finally a $35 application fee. However, if it’s been more than 24 months since the actual property transfer, there is also a $35 late fee--which would bring your total to $70.
This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of items needed, but rather a jumping-off point to get you started down the right path to get your dock permits in order with as little stress and hassle as possible. You can read more about permit requirements at the following link
Lake of the Ozarks Permit Requirements
Have more questions about waterfront living? Get in touch. We are happy to help you along the way.