US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

The MN Board of Water and Soil Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers are holding a one day training workshop on topics relevant to wetland banking in Minnesota. The intended audience is wetland bankers, consultants and others involved in the preparation of wetland bank proposals or the management of existing wetland banks. RSVP to with your name and training location by March 25th. See the public notice for more information.
The proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of "Waters of the United States" consistent with the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order entitled "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule." The public notice, published Feb. 14, 2019, begins a 60-day public comment period that will close on April 15, 2019.
We have regulatory specialists assigned to every county in Minnesota and Wisconsin to help guide you through the permit application process. Find them via the contact form below:

Recent Regulatory Public Notices

2018-02671-LSP (Pennington County, MN) Pennington County Highway Department Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The purpose of the project is to provide improved access for safe, economical, and practical movement of goods, services, emergency services, and development in the southern part of Thief River Falls through intersection improvements at highway 32 and CSAH 17, a new bridge crossing over the Red Lake River, and a new road corridor along CSAH 8 from the red lake river east to CSAH 17.
Date of Expiration: 04/01/2019
St. Paul District Corps of Engineers Regulatory Branch Guidance - Target Hydrology and Performance Standards for Compensatory Mitigation Sites
SPECIAL PUBLIC NOTICE: This guidance document is an update and expansion of previous guidance on this topic first developed in 2005 (Version 1.0) and updated most recently in 2014 (Version 5.0). Rather than using the minimum criteria for wetland hydrology as a performance standard, performance standards specifying the optimum target hydrology for specific wetland plant communities have been refined for Version 6.0. This guidance is a living document and periodic updates will be made as needed. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that consistent and enforceable hydrology performance standards, reflecting the best available science, are applied to compensatory mitigation proposals district-wide.
Date of Expiration:
2019-00124-SJW (Jackson County, WI) Bush-Sampson Stream Realignment Project
LETTER OF PERMISSION: The applicant has submitted a request for Department of the Army (DA) authorization to permanently discharge fill material below the plane of the ordinary high water mark (OHWM) along 125 linear feet (0.02 acre) of Woodward Creek to facilitate the backfilling and subsequent relocation of a 125 linear foot section of Woodward Creek in the Town of Irving.
Date of Expiration: 04/02/2019

Regulatory News

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.


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

10637 Hayward Court
Unit 2
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)


WisconsinWisconsin Joint Application Form



Section 10 WatersSection 10 Waters Joint Application Form


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