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.
You may call the Office with your contact information or submit a completed Contact Information Form, which you can download below. 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 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. In addition, some members have expressed interest in selling their properties and have granted permission for us to share their contact information. Please contact the LAPOA Office for a list of vacant properties that may be available for purchase. Note that some of these properties may have outstanding dues or taxes owed. LAPOA does not get involved in sale transactions.
Resources for Buying in Lake Arrowhead
Building in Lake Arrowhead
As construction in Lake Arrowhead has been on the increase, we want to make sure that everyone knows the procedures required within Lake Arrowhead. Before you can apply to the county for a new construction building permit, you must get approval from the Lake Arrowhead Building Chairman. There are a few areas in which the Lake Arrowhead restrictions are more stringent than those of the county. Building permit applications are available at the LAPOA Office located in Lancaster Hall, or you can download one below. Please address building inquiries to Ron Race Jr, our Building Chairperson at email@example.com.
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 LAPOA Office (or put in the LAPOA drop box). The office worker 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.
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 page of this website and at the mailbox building. See also the LAPOA Building & Use Restrictions document below. 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.
Building Resources & Additional Information
Heavy vehicles are prohibited from traveling on Arapahoe. To enter Lake Arrowhead, please take Spring Gay Road to Aranac Trail as the alternate route.
Accessory Buildings: Maximum coverage is 1200 quare feet on non-conforming lots; and up to 6% of the total square footage on conforming lots to a maximum of 1800 square feet.
Fences: Lake Arrowhead Deed Restrictions prohibit erection of privacy fences. Fences must be of open construction. Building permits are required before any fence may be erected. See Lake Arrowhead Fence Regulation document.