Buying property in Lake Arrowhead : Please contact the LAPOA Office prior to any real estate transactions in Lake Arrowhead. After closing, please send us a copy of your registered deed or land contract as well as your contact information. Owners of LAPOA lots who are in good standing, are entitled to use our amenities, including renting a campsite in our campground. Otsego County currently owns several Lake Arrowhead lots. County owned lots that were not sold at auction in 2017 are available for immediate purchase. Additionally, some of our members have vacant and/or improved properties for sale. If you are interested in purchasing property in Lake Arrowhead, you can find these properties by taking a drive through our beautiful Association and looking for “For Sale” signs, or by contacting a local realtor. The Association does not currently have any lots for sale.
Arial Video of Lake Arrowhead, April 2016, by Brett Aubry:
Lake Arrowhead Lot Map Once opened, click on map to enlarge.
Building in Lake Arrowhead: As construction in Lake Arrowhead has been on the increase, we want to make sure that everyone knows the procedure required within Lake Arrowhead. Before you can apply to the county for a new construction building permit, you must get approval from Lake Arrowhead Building Chairman. The LAPOA Office has a packet you can pick up, or the required approval request form can found here: Building permit form updated 10-5-2017 You will need to stake out the construction site. Then complete the required building approval request form and submit it along with the detailed site plan/diagram that you will be submitting to the county. These can be turned in to the office (or put in the LAPOA drop box). The office will give the paperwork to the Building Chairman, who will then review the plan on paper and at the construction site. Once approved, you can pick up the signed approval form at the LAPOA office or it will be mailed to you. You then can take the signed document to the Otsego County Building Dept to obtain a building permit. Please allow 7-10 days for the LAPOA approval process. Right now we are fortunate that one of our Building Chairmen reside in Lake Arrowhead so the process may be a bit quicker. If you have questions you can contact the Building Chairman via his email or the LAPOA Office via email or phone. All email and phone numbers are listed on the “Contact Information” page of this website and at the mailbox building. See also: LAPOA Building and Use restrictions. Permits may also be required by the Otsego County Soil and Conservation District, and by the MDEQ. If in doubt, you probably need a permit! A copy of the county permit must be returned to LAPOA where it will be kept with the property records.
Membership Dues enable our Association to provide our members with well maintained roads, trash disposal, parks, a pool, and more! The 2017 LAPOA annual membership dues are only $143.22/year for Primary lots whether improved or vacant; and $74.26/year for Secondary lots. Additional lots with a well and septic are billed at the Primary lot rate. Bills go out to owners each year on March 1st to their last known mailing address. Payment is due upon receipt. A $50/lot late fee is added June 16th to any accounts in arrears. At our July 4, 2015 Membership meeting our members approved two increases that commenced in 2016. Primary and Secondary lots now have an automatic 3% “cost of living” annual dues increase so that the Association can keep up with increasing operating expenses. In addition, a separate $71/year assessment is now added to only Primary lots to fund a Reserve Fund for large replacement/maintenance projects.