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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

2018-01942-ARC (St. Louis County, MN) Mesabi Trail Extension Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge dredged and fill material into 3.49 acres of wetlands adjacent to the Embarrass River, an unnamed tributary to the Embarrass River, and an unnamed tributary to the Pike River for the purpose of constructing a 9 mile Mesabi Trail extension from the existing trail terminus at Waisenen Road and Highway 21 in Embarrass, Minnesota to the intersection of Wahlsten Road and Trunk Highway (TH) 135.
Date of Expiration: 01/09/2019
2012-05243-DAS (Goodhue Couunty, MN) City of Red Wing Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The City of Red Wing is proposing to discharge dredged and fill material into the Mississippi River for the purpose of improving dock facilities for riverboats and other commercial vessels at Levee Park and to replace failing retaining walls in the Small Boat Harbor. A similar project at the same location proposed by the applicant was described in an LOP-05-MN notice that expired on October 22, 2018.
Date of Expiration: 12/14/2018
2018-03456-WMS (Douglas County, WI) Wisconsin Point Piping Plover Habitat Project
PUBLIC NOTICE: APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO discharge dredged material below the plane of the ordinary high water mark in 12.0 acres of the St. Louis River in Allouez Bay and discharge fill material into 0.01-acre of adjacent wetlands for the Wisconsin Point Piping Plover Habitat Project.
Date of Expiration: 12/31/2018

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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,
          contact the Saint Paul District at
           (800) 290-5847 ext. 5525 or