PERMITS

BRRWD PERMIT APPLICATION

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The permit system, adopted in 1979, is used to enforce the BRRWD’s “Rules and Regulations“. Permits are required for a wide variety of construction activities that affect the water resources of the District. Permit applications are acted on at the BRRWD bi-monthly meetings of the managers. If you have questions about our permit application process, please feel free to contact us.

To make the process of applying for a permit easier, the BRRWD developed an online permit application in 2013. Once the online permit application is filled out and submitted, applicants will receive an email that has a web link that applicants can use to check the status of their permit. To apply online, Click on the button below.  To submit documentation, including maps, plans, Downstream Landowner Notification forms, please scan as a pdf document and email the files to permits@brrwd.org

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Alternatively you can Download the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District Permit Application here. (PDF format) (Note: Please print the form, fill it out, and sign it. To submit the application, you can mail the hard copy to the BRRWD, fax it to our office, or scan as a pdf document and email the file to us.)

Please include a signed copy of the “Downstream Landowner Notification” form with your permit application for projects that will discharge across or along a downstream property before reaching a significant outlet. Including the signed Downstream Landowner Notification form from your neighbor with your application and project plans will help expedite review of your project.  Processing your permit application may be delayed if the Board feels notification of the downstream landowner is needed prior to permit approval.

List of agencies that may also require a permit

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • US Fish and Wildlife
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service (for Federal Farm Program Participants)
  • Wetland Conservation Act Contacts
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Stormwater and Construction Permits 800-646-6247
  • Gopher One Call (for buried cable) 800-252-1166