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Corps’ St. Paul District to begin using nationwide permits

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin using nationwide general permits for work in streams, wetlands, lakes and other waters of the United States within Minnesota and Wisconsin, including on federally-recognized Indian Reservations, April 24. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-17
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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 program 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

2015-02528-MMW (Lake County, MN) Northshore Mining Company Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: Northshore Mining Company (NSM) is requesting a Department of the Army permit for the proposed discharge fill material into 272.16 acres of wetlands, 35.96 acres of Murphy’s Pond, and 2.53 acres (7,737 linear feet) of stream for the purpose of the Milepost 7 Tailings Basin progression of 845 acres in conjunction with the relocation of the existing railroad serving as the northwest embankment of the basin approximately 4,000 linear feet to the northwest.
Date of Expiration: 11/16/2018
2016-02858-ARC (St. Louis County, MN) Lost River Wetland Preservation Mitigation Bank
PUBLIC NOTICE: The bank sponsor is proposing to develop the Lost River Wetland Preservation Bank. The proposed bank site would be comprised of 93% wetlands and 7% uplands within approximately 80 acres that would be located adjacent to an unnamed tributary to the Lost River.
Date of Expiration: 11/16/2018
2004-04048-MJB (Olmsted County, MN) Kottschade Property Willow Creek Commons Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: Willow Creek Commons, LLC (Mr. Franklin Kottschade) is proposing a project that involves mining sand and gravel resources from the project area. The sand and gravel on-site would be used for the directly surrounding future developments, such as road construction, parking surfaces, and foundations in the adjacent properties. The project would involve the discharge of dredged and fill material within 2.81 acres of wetlands for the expansion of the mining activities.
Date of Expiration: 10/25/2018

Mille Lacs Kathio Swamp


Contact Information

Project Manager Contact by County
Minnesota (PDF)

 Field Office Address
 Bemidji 4111 Technology
Drive NW, Suite 295
Bemidji, MN 56601
 Brainerd 10867 East Gull Lake Drive NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
 Duluth 600 South Lake
Avenue, Suite 211
Duluth, MN 55802
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
Project manager contact by county

Wisconsin (PDF) 

 Field Office


 Brookfield 250 North Sunnyslope
Road, Suite 296
Brookfield, WI 53005


211 North Broadway
Street, Suite 221
Green Bay, WI 54303
 Hayward 15954 River's Edge
Drive, Suite 240
Hayward, WI 54843
 La Crescent 1114 South Oak Street
La Crescent, MN 55947
2926 Post Road,
Suite B
Stevens Point, WI 54481

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

Joint Permit Applications

Minnesota Joint Application Form (PDF)
Minnesota Joint Application Form (DOC)

Wisconsin Joint Application Form
Section 10 Waters
Section 10 Waters Joint Application Form
        If you need immediate assistance,
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