At the first of the year, dock permit applications on the Lake of the Ozarks will require a permit from participating governmental agencies in advance showing that the dock has passed an electrical inspection.
Ameren Missouri will be requiring proof of the fire district permit in advance of issuing a dock permit rather than requiring it is a condition of approval.
New docks, relocated docks and modified docks within six participating fire districts and one village all fall under this requirement.
Property owners outside of participating zones must submit documentation from a qualified electrician documenting compliance with electrical installation standards.
Ameren also encourages all owners of new and existing docks to continue to have docks inspected on a regular basis once receiving a permit.
"Electrical systems on docks must be periodically inspected to ensure that docks at the lake are safe," said Ameren's Shoreline Management Supervisor Jeff Green.
Inspection of grounding systems, bonding connections and testing GFCI circuits should be conducted on a regular basis, he said.
Docks found to be unsafe should be de-energized immediately and fire district personnel or a qualified electrician contacted.
For additional information on dock electrical systems contact your local fire district or go to amerenmissouri.com/lake.