Lake Ozark Fire Protection District Business Resources for Comprehensive Fire Safety Permits and Contracts
Welcome to Lake Ozark Fire Protection District's Business Resources page, your one-stop shop for all your fire safety needs. This page offers all the necessary tools to ensure fire safety in your business, from obtaining permits to bidding for contracts and staying informed with our notices section. We are here to serve you and help keep our community safe.
Obtaining a permit is an essential step in ensuring fire safety in your home or business. At LOFPD, we offer detailed information and applications for the following types of permits:
Navigating the Dock and Building Permits Application Process
Many home renovations and commercial building improvements require a permit from LOFPD. Before building a home, upgrading electrical wiring, or adding a dock extending into the lake, you must secure a permit from LOFPD. We make the application process simple; just click the button, complete the form, and then submit it electronically. We will notify you when the application is approved. Not sure if you need a permit? Call or email us, and we can help!
Our expert team can guide you through the process and ensure that you have all the necessary permits to keep your property and the community safe.
Codes and Ordinances
LOFPD has adopted the following International Codes. We aim to make this information readily available to everyone in our community. Please call (573)365-3380 to make an appointment with our Fire Code Official for viewing of relevant codes for your upcoming project.
2012 International Fire Code
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Existing Building Code
2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)
Burn Permits & Policy
On days burning is allowed please complete the following and your information will go directly to the on-duty Battalion Chief. This will serve as your permit to burn today. If the Battalion Chief has any questions, you will be contacted at the telephone number you provide.
Please always be aware of changing weather conditions and the following requirements listed below.
Burn Day Request Form
The following is a list of requirements that must be met in order to burn:
1. The wind must be below 10 miles per hour.
2. Humidity must be above 30%.
3. The temperature must be below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. The fire must be attended at all times. The person must have a hose and rake with them to attend to the fire.
5. You can only burn yard waste. This includes leaves, branches and untreated wood. No plastics or other hydrocarbons can be burned.
6. The fire must be out by dark.
7. You are required to visit this website on the day you plan to burn. If you are a contractor or involved in a commercial burn, you must fill out the Burn Day Request Form on the same day you intend to burn. Advance requests for permits are not allowed.
8. When Red Flag conditions are announced by NOAA or the Missouri State Fire Marshal's office issues a statewide burn ban, these will supercede requirements 1, 2 and 3 above.
9. Subjects are responsible for their controlled burn.
10. Fires must be at least 25 feet away from any structure.
11. If there are any complaints by neighbors or citizens, the fire will be extinguished by either the subject or the fire district.
Low (L) (Dark Green)Fuels do not ignite readily from small firebrands although a more intense heat source, such as lightning, may start fires in duff or punky wood. Fires in open cured grasslands may bum freely a few hours after rain, but woods fires spread slowly by creeping or smoldering, and burn in irregular fingers. There is little danger of spotting.
Moderate (M) (Light Green or Blue)Fires can start from most accidental causes, but with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, the number of starts is generally low. Fires in open cured grasslands will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Timber fires spread slowly to moderately fast. The average fire is of moderate intensity, although heavy concentrations of fuel, especially draped fuel, may burn hot. Short-distance spotting may occur, but is not persistent. Fires are not likely to become serious and control is relatively easy.
High (H) (Yellow)All fine dead fuels ignite readily and fires start easily from most causes. Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape. Fires spread rapidly and short-distance spotting is common. High-intensity burning may develop on slopes or in concentrations of fine fuels. Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small.
Very High (VH) (Orange)Fires start easily from all causes and, immediately after ignition, spread rapidly and increase quickly in intensity. Spot fires are a constant danger. Fires burning in light fuels may quickly develop high intensity characteristics such as long-distance spotting and fire whirlwinds when they burn into heavier fuels.
Extreme (E) (Red)Fires start quickly, spread furiously, and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Development into high intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high fire danger class. Direct attack is rarely possible and may be dangerous except immediately after ignition. Fires that develop headway in heavy slash or in conifer stands may be unmanageable while the extreme burning condition lasts. Under these conditions the only effective and safe control action is on the flanks until the weather changes or the fuel supply lessens.
Fire Danger Rating and Color Code
Open Bids for District Contracts
If you are interested in bidding for district contracts, our page offers all the information you need. From the bid process to the necessary documents, we provide all the resources you need to bid successfully. Our contracts cover a wide range of services, including fire safety equipment, maintenance, and repair, among others.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Annual Audit Services
The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District is seeking bids for services to conduct our annual audit for the 2024, 2025, and 2026 Fiscal Years.
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