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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

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Southwest Reconnection Project would elevate the Highway 101 crossing above the 100-year flood elevation of the Minnesota River, and would include construction of a new four-lane bridge spanning the river floodplain area between the Cities of Shakopee and Chanhassen. The new 4,226-foot long bridge would be shifted slightly to the southwest, but would run parallel with the existing Highway 101 crossing/causeway.
Date of Expiration: 11/3/2014
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The Redwood County Highway Department proposes to discharge dredged or fill material into approximately 0.19 acre of fresh (wet) meadow (Type 2) wetlands directly abutting an unnamed tributary to Plum Creek (Judicial Ditch 20A) and below the plane of the ordinary high water mark into approximately 0.22 acre of Plum Creek.
Date of Expiration: 10/27/2014
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The Minnesota Department of Transportation proposes to reconstruct 3.58 miles of Trunk Highway (TH) 5 from approximately Scandia Road to County Road 11 in Carver County. This segment of TH 5 has degraded pavement and sub-standard shoulder widths, as well as deteriorated drainage infrastructure.
Date of Expiration: 10/30/2014

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