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Corps of Engineers relocates its Two Harbors, Minn., regulatory office

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closing its Two Harbors, Minn., regulatory office field site this week, and the staff is moving to Duluth, Minn. [Read More]
Published: Jul-15-14
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About Our Regulatory & Permits Office

The mission of the Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program is to protect the nation's aquatic resources, while allowing reasonable development through fair, flexible and balanced permit decisions. The Corps evaluates permit applications for essentially all construction activities that occur in the nation's waters, including wetlands.

The Corps' Regulatory Programs includes Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The St. Paul District's regulatory jurisdiction covers the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Under Section 10, a Corps permit is required to do any work in, over or under a 'Navigable Water of the U.S.' Waterbodies have been designated as 'Navigable Waters of the U.S.' based on their past, present or potential use for transportation for interstate commerce.

Under Section 404, a Corps permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the U.S. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the U.S. and are subject to the Corps' Section 404 regulatory authority.

Recent Public Notices

2009-05486-RQM (Douglas County, MN) Steve Goodwin Wetland Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: Mr. Goodwin is proposing to develop a 41-acre bank site in Spruce Hill Township in Douglas County Minnesota. The bank site would be created through a combination of filling a private ditch, cessation of farming and native plantings.
Date of Expiration: 1/21/2015
2014-02397-DAS (Olmsted County, MN) Baihly Woods Channel Restoration Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The City of Rochester has proposed the discharge of dredged and fill material into approximately 950 linear feet of a tributary to Cascade Creek and into 0.07 acres of wetland adjacent to the tributary in conjunction with the stabilization of the existing tributary. The project is identified as the Baihly Woods Channel Restoration project.
Date of Expiration: 12/29/2014
2014-03326-WMS (Douglas County, WI) Construction of the Hawthorne Hill Rail Siding
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant proposes to construct the Hawthorn Hill rail siding to alleviate problems associated with two-way rail traffic and the slowing and stalling of trains due to a relatively steep grade along this section of rail line.
Date of Expiration: 1/21/2015

Woody wetland area


Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District - Regulatory
180 5th St. East
Suite 700
St. Paul MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5525
800-290-5847 x 5525

Project Manager Contact by County (PDF)



Field Office  Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology Drive NW
Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Dr. NW
Brainerd, MN 56401

600 South Lake Ave. Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802

LaCrescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947

Project Manager Contact by County (PDF)



 Field Office Address
 Green Bay 211 N. Broadway, Suite 216
Old Fort Square
Green Bay, WI 54303
 Hayward 15954 River's Edge Drive
Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
 Stevens Point 1314 Contractor Blvd
Plover, WI 54467
 Waukesha 20711 Watertown Rd.
Suite F
Waukesha, WI 53186

Joint Permit Applications

 Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources

MN Joint Application Form (pdf)
MN Joint Application Form (doc)

 For Section 10 Waters go to:
Application for
Department of the Army Permit

If you need immediate assistance,
please contact the St. Paul District at
(800) 290-5847 ext. 5525