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Permit Applications

To see what Rule your project may trigger, see the Activities that Require Permits page.  Please contact the Permitting Department with questions on what projects require a permit.


Download and submit all required materials for the following rules. If a project triggers more than one rule, fill out only one Water Resource Permit Application Form.

Erosion Control Rule


Floodplain Alteration Rule


Wetland Protection Rule


Dredging Rule


Waterbody Crossings & Structures Rule


Stormwater Management Rule


Shoreline & Streambank Stabilization Rule


Sandblanket Installation


Variance and Exception Rule

  • The Variance Request Form is required when an applicant is requesting a variance from compliance with a provision of the District's rules where strict compliance would cause an undue hardship
  • The Exception Request Form is required when an applicant is requesting an exception from compliance with a provision of the District's rules where the proposed project will afford greater water resource protection than strict compliance with the rule

Permit Renewal

  • A Permit Renewal Form is required when an applicant is requesting a one year extension for their permit

Please completely fill out the application and submit it along with any supplemental materials to MCWD offices at:

MCWD Regulatory Department
15320 Minnetonka Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Applications can also be submitted electronically to permitting@minnehahacreek.org.


Important Note:

Grading and excavating must not begin until the applicant has been noticed that a permit has been issued and required erosion control measures are in place. Working without a permit where required is in violation of MCWD Rules and is a misdemeanor subject to penalty by law.

Learn more about applying for a permit in this video: