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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

LETTER OF PERMISSION: Canadian Pacific Railroad proposes to discharge fill material into portions of two wetland basins for the purpose of constructing a new 2,500 ft. siding extension to an existing 7,500 ft. siding.
Date of Expiration: 9/29/2014
PUBLIC NOTICE: The applicant, the City of Kenosha, proposes to discharge fill material into 4.62 acres of lakebed below the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) of Lake Michigan to address water quality issues and improve recreational opportunities at Eichelman Park. The project is located at the beach at Eichelman Park which is managed by the City of Kenosha. The existing beach is relatively flat with a large swash zone and is in a degraded condition as a result of high wave action overtopping the existing breakwater, stagnant water along the shoreline, storm water runoff from the park, and elevated levels of bacteria from waterfowl waste.
Date of Expiration: 10/18/2014
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant proposes to discharge rock riprap along two segments of the existing bank of Riceford Creek to stabilize the existing bank (MN DNR Number: 2015-0226). Segment 1 is approximately 175 feet in length and Segment 2 is approximately 165 feet in length. Approximately 100 cubic yards of rock riprap would be placed along each segment.
Date of Expiration: 9/27/2014

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

Contact phone numbers
listed by county (PDF)


Field Office


Field Office
4111 Technology Drive NW
Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
Field Office
10867 East Gull Lake Dr. NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
Field Office
600 Lake Street
Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
Field Office
1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947-1338

Contact phone numbers
listed by county (PDF)



Field Office


Green Bay
Field Office
211 N. Broadway, Suite 216
Old Fort Square
Green Bay, WI 54303
Field Office
15954 River's Edge Drive
Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
Stevens Point 
Field Office

1314 Contractor Blvd
Plover, WI 54467
Field Office
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