Types of Fees


  • Processing Fees
    A non-refundable processing fee must be submitted along with the completed application packet.

    Processing Fee List
  • Permit Fees
    In addition to the processing fees charged for new permits or modifications to existing permits, all docks are subject to a permit fee. Owners of docks that occupy more than 3,000 square feet of water space will be charged an annual permit fee based on total square footage described below. Owners of docks smaller than 3,000 square feet are not subject to an annual fee, but they will be charged a lump sum permit fee when a new dock is installed or an existing dock is modified.

    The square footage used to determine the permit fee includes the total surface area of the dock (including the area within boat slips), lifts or other structures attached to the dock, ramps and breakwater structures. If the property has more than one dock, the total area of the individual docks will be added together to determine the fee. The area occupied and the annual permit fee will be determined by Ameren Missouri.

    Dock owners subject to the lump sum permit fee must include the fee along with the processing fee when they submit their permit application. If the dock permit is denied, the permit fee will be refunded. For docks that are subject to the annual permit fee, only the processing fee should be submitted with the permit application.

    Permit processing and permit fees do not apply to construction activities by public agencies for public use.

    If a pier is approved to cantilever over a seawall or extend over the Lake, the pier will be assessed a permit fee at the same rate as a boat dock.

    Permit Fee List

  • Enforcement Fees
    Property owners who fail to obtain a permit or whose facilities do not comply with the conditions of their permit may be charged an enforcement fee, as shown on the fee list. The payment of the enforcement fee does not waive any applicable processing or permit fees. Future permits will not be issued for a property until all fees are paid.

    All fees collected by Ameren Missouri will be applied to Ameren Missouri’s shoreline management costs at Lake of the Ozarks.

    Enforcement Fee List

Processing Fee List (Non-refundable)

Dock Permits    Fee
  • New Permit 
  • Permit Modification
  • Certified dock builder application


  • Certified dock builder annual
  • Certified dock builder reinstatement
Bank Stabilization Permits
  • Seawall
  $300 for first 100' plus $1/foot over 100'
  • Rip rap, stacked stone or vegetation
Other Permits and Fees
  • Dredging-excavation 
  • Boat Ramp 
  • Permit extension
  • Permit transfers (All permitted facilities may be transferred with one application and fee)
  • Utilities - Pump 2 HP or less
  • Utilities - Pump greater than 2 HP
  • Geo-thermal coil
  • Breakwater
  $500 for first 100' plus $5/foot over 100'
  • FERC Submittal
  • Accessory Structure - Pier
  • Accessory Structure - Steps

Permit Fee List

Docks that use and occupy more than 3,000 square feet will pay an annual permit fee of $0.06/square foot of area of water space occupied as determined by Ameren Missouri.
Lump Sum
Docks permits (new and modifications)   Fee
  • Less than 1,800 square feet
  • 1,800 to 2,999 square feet
Any subsequent modifications to existing docks will require the payment of a permit fee.

Enforcement Fees List

  • Failure to obtain a permit
  • Failure to comply with permit conditions
Any dock or property owner who fails to obtain a permit, fails to comply with the terms of a permit issued, or fails to comply with Ameren Missouri's policies or directives at Lake of the Ozarks shall be liable for all costs - including attorney’s fees and interest - incurred in the enforcement of Ameren Missouri’s permit provision.

Fee Example

In this example, the applicant proposes to construct a new, two-well dock that covers 1,300 square feet of water space, and install a 90 foot long seawall in front of their property.

Processing Fee:
  Dock     $150
  Seawall     $300
Permit Fee:     $250 (less than 1,800 square feet)
Total Fees:     $700
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