*For Oakport hunting authorization forms, follow this link.

The BRRWD 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 Board meetings. If you have questions about our permit application process, please feel free to contact us.  If you have problems using the online permit suite, please contact the BRRWD office (218-789-3100) for help before attempting to start a new application.

Review the “Tiling Permit Conditions” before applying for tiling permits to be sure that your tile design meets those requirements.

If your project will discharge across or along downstream property before reaching a significant outlet, please print as many copies of the “Downstream Landowner Notification” form as needed and discuss your project with your downstream neighbors to obtain their signature on the form, including any comments they might have.  Submitting the signed form and project plans will help expedite review of your project.

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, or you can also mail the documents to: BRRWD, 1303 4th AVE NE, Barnesville, MN 56514.


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: MS4 Regulations, Stormwater and Construction Permits 800-646-6247
  • Gopher One Call (for buried cable) 800-252-1166