Want to build a dock or pier on a Duke Energy lake? Want to stabilize the shoreline? What about maintenance to your dock?
Before you implement any activities on Duke Energy’s lake property or within the FERC Project Boundary see table below for links to required forms and fees for each lake.
Lake Services encourages applicants to submit permit applications electronically via the Lake Access Permit System (LAPS) tool. Applicants are required to create a profile prior to beginning an application and encouraged to have all required documents saved electronically (acceptable formats include PDF, JPG, and JPEG). Application and HEP fees can be paid via credit/debit card or ACH.
Links to Forms and Fee Schedules
No new docks permitted.
Please note Duke Energy doesn’t allow private construction at the following Duke Energy lakes: Blewett Falls, Brunswick, Great Falls, Harris, Mayo, Sutton, Julian, Ninety-Nine Islands, Tanasee Creek, Tuckasegee, Queens Creek, Waterville.
Follow the Application Checklist and Don’t Forget to include:
- Signed originals of the Application and Lake Users Agreement
- The correct application fee and HEP fee (if applicable)
- Registered surveys
- County/local building permits
- State Permit for Shoreline Stabilization (NC Division of Water Resources and SC)
- Certificate of Insurance (for leases only)
Other helpful links when applying for a lake use permit:
Knowledgeable contractor lists:
- Lower Catawba-Wateree Contractors List
- Upper Catawba-Wateree Contractors List
- Keowee-Toxaway Contractors List
- Nantahala Contractors List
- Tillery Contractors List
Dock Design Information:
- Dock Design Considerations
- Tillery/Robinson Dock Example
- Nantahala Dock Drawing Example
- Catawba-Wateree/Keowee-Toxaway Dock Example