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Corps starts request period for Lake Lanier dock permits
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The request period for boat dock permits on Lake Lanier begins today.

Those interested in pursuing a permit must submit a request letter by mail to Lake Lanier Permits, P.O. Box 9, Gonzalez, FL 32560.

Paperwork can be downloaded at, or by visiting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Lanier Project Management Office at 1050 Buford Dam Road, Buford.

The corps had stopped accepting applications for two years. It decided in June to restart accepting dock permits, after the lake level had remained at or above 1,064 feet above sea level for 30 consecutive days and the five-week forecast showed "the level or rise is sustainable."

The deadline for request letters is Oct. 13.

About one week after the submission period ends, a final list will be published online representing those requests confirmed for an Oct. 28 lottery drawing, as the lake now has 174 remaining dock permits available.