Q: Since I did not install the accessory structure, why do I need to request a permit?
A: It is likely that a previous property owner installed the structure and did not know a permit was required. It is the responsibility of the current property owner to ensure his or her structures within the project boundary are permitted regardless if he or she installed them.
Q: Why is my accessory structure not grandfathered?
A: Existing shoreline structures are not exempt from requiring a permit. Ameren Missouri will allow your accessory structure to remain provided you obtain a permit. Therefore, by permitting your accessory structure, it is in effect grandfathered.
Q: How do I benefit from a permit for my accessory structure?
A: If your accessory structure is permitted, the structure may remain within the Ameren Missouri's project boundary. You may also perform maintenance on the structure and transfer the permitted structure to subsequent property owners.
Q: Can I expand my permitted accessory structure?
A: A permit was issued for the specific size and location of your accessory structure. You may remove the structure. However, any other modification to the size and location of the structure is prohibited.
Q: What accessory structures can be proposed within the project boundary?
A: If the proposal complies with Ameren Missouri's permit guidelines, you may receive permits to install accessory structures such as piers and steps. Permits cannot be issued for proposed patios, gazebos, sidewalks, boathouses, and similar structures.
Processing Fee List (Non-refundable)
|Boat Dock Permits||Fee|
|$150 plus $25 for each additional slip|
|$75 plus $25 for each additional slip|
|Bank Stabilization Permits|
|$300 for first 100 feet plus $1/foot over 100 feet|
|$500 for first 100 feet plus $1/foot over 100 feet|
|*Post-2008 decks, patios, gazebos and walkways are prohibited.|
Ameren Missouri Shoreline Management Office
P.O. Box 993
Lake Ozark, MO 65049