PUB 98 - Dam Safety Permits

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
12/2017
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer
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Dam Safety Permits

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Water Resources Center, Dam and Reservoir Safety Program
P.O. Box 250, 111 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65402-0250
573-368-2175

Construction Permit
Regulated Activities: Construction and modification of all non-federal, non-agricultural dams at least 35 feet tall.

Fees: None

Required Documents: Completed construction application form, plans, specifications, engineering calculations and certifications. Application forms available are available online.

Length of Permit: Issued for up to one year but can be extended as needed to complete construction project.

Average Processing Time: 45 days

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 22-3.040

Registration and Safety Permit
Regulated Activities: Operation of any non-federal, non-agricultural dams at least 35 feet tall.

Fees: None

Required Documents: Completed application form, an inspection report, engineering calculations, certifications and a maintenance and operation plan. Inspections for first registration permit and renewal inspections for both registration and safety permits are performed by Dam and Reservoir Safety Program staff at no cost to the owner. Application forms are available online.

Length of Permit: Up to five years.

Average Processing Time: 45 days

Public Participation: None required

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 236.400 through 236.500

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 22-3.020, 22-3.030 and 22-3.050