Development and Linear Permits
About Development and Linear PermitsPLEASE NOTE: REVISED DISTRICT RULES WERE ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 6, 2023
Permit requirements are detailed in our District Rules and include the following categories:
- Stormwater management (Rule C)
- Flood control (Rule D)
- Wetland management (Rule E)
- Erosion and sediment control (Rule F)
- Illicit discharge and connection (Rule G)
If your project impacts a wetland, it is subject to additional requirements through the Wetland Conservation Act (WCA). We process WCA requests for all areas within our boundaries except in St. Paul, where WCA is processed through the City of St. Paul. Follow this link for an interactive wetland inventory map. This map does not represent all wetlands in the District, and boundaries are considered approximate. A delineation may be required for proposed development near a wetland.
Fees and Escrow Surety
A $500 permit processing fee is required for non-public projects, along with a refundable escrow surety for projects involving:
- Erosion and Sediment Control (Rule F): $2,000 per acre OR
2. Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management (Rules C and F): $5,000 per acre
Sureties may be used to cover withdrawals resulting from permit non-compliance during construction. Click here for additional fee information.
Best management practices for stormwater management (Rule C) require a site-specific Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Plan that includes a signed maintenance agreement between the District and property owner to ensure these practices continue to function as designed. An O&M checklist and example plan are available in the application materials below. A draft O&M plan will be required prior to issuance of the permit. A final, as-built O&M plan will be required prior to permit closure.
Apply for a permit
Joint City Maintenance Agreements
If the project is in Maplewood or Roseville, joint maintenance agreements with these cities are also available below.
Maplewood Joint Maintenance Agreement in Word format.
Roseville Joint Maintenance Agreement in Word format.
If you have any questions regarding the permitting process, please contact Nicole Maras.