As of the first of this month, residential docks involved in a transfer of ownership based on sale of real estate in the Osage Beach Fire Protection District must be brought up to code.
When the real estate is transferred to a new owner, the dock must be in compliance with current codes and inspected by the Osage Beach Fire Protection District before Ameren Missouri will transfer the permit into the new property owner's name.
The new requirement excludes docks that are a part of an Association.
In the past, it was up to the new property owner if they chose to have their newly purchased dock brought up to code and inspected.
Other fire districts in the lake area are contemplating adding the new requirement to their guidelines, as well.
Other dock requirements include:
1-All new docks are required to be built to current code standards
2-Any addition to a existing dock is required to have the dock brought up to current code standards
3-Any electrical upgrades requires the dock to be brought up to current code standards
4-Any used dock being moved from one permitted location to another requires the dock to be brought up to current code standards.
For more information, visit www.obfire.com/dock-information/.