The rules are a watershed-wide regulatory structure that ensures a consistent level of resource protection across the watershed district.View the Rules
Online Permit Application
If you require a permit through the RPBCWD, applications can be completed through an online portal. Each page saves as you go, so don't worry about finishing it all at once.Open the Permit Application
The District developed rules for:
These rules are effective as of January 1st, 2020. They were adopted to protect the public’s health and welfare as well as the natural resources of the District and are enforceable under Minnesota Statute.
A complete online application must be submitted at least 30 business days (i.e., roughly 45 calendar days) prior to the board meeting at which you wish it to be considered. This does not mean that it will be considered at that meeting. No permit will be considered complete without submittal of an online application and the requisite permit deposit and fee being received at the RPBCWD office.
After the fee deposit and application are received by RPBCWD, the submittal will undergo a "completeness review" within 15 business days to determine that the required materials (typically described in section 4 of the applicable rule(s)) are included in the submittal.
Missing submittal materials and/or inadequate information demonstrating compliance with the applicable rule criteria (typically in section 3 of the applicable rule(s)), will result in the application remaining incomplete. Rule A defines the RPBCWD procedural requirements.
During the review process, additional materials may be required to demonstrate that the proposed project and appurtenances conforms to the district rule(s). Typically, Section 3 of the applicable rule(s) describes the criteria to be evalutated. These additional materials and modifications must be provided no later than 10 business days prior to the board packet being distributed. This is typically 15 days prior to the board meeting.
This document describes common challenges encountered by permit applicants regarding the RPBCWD regulatory program.
Review Permit Deadlines to figure out when you need to submit a complete application in order to get it reviewed at an upcoming board meeting.
Supporting Documents and Maps
Permit fee schedule, financial assurance schedule, wetland buffer sign template, and high-risk erosion maps, flood risk maps, and more supporting documents.
Atlas 14 Nested Distributions
Distribution materials including 24 hour/2 year, 24 hour/10 year, 24 hour/100 year, and snowmelt 10 day/100 year.
Salt Applicator Certification
As required by Rule J, Subsection 3.8, a stormwater management permit applicant must provide a plan for management of chloride including Smart Salting Certification from the MPCA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out answers to the most frequently asked questions about permits.