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Apply for Reimbursement

Getting financial assistance from the Petrofund comes in the form of reimbursement for incurred costs.

The fund reimburses eligible applicants up to 90 percent of "reasonable and necessary" costs they incur in responding to a petroleum tank leak. The fund has published maximum cost guidelines to assist applicants in determining which costs qualify as reasonable, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Angency determines what work is necessary to protect public health, welfare and the environment. The maximum amount of reimbursement is $2 million per tank leak.

Applicants can access all the necessary reimbursement forms below.

Eligible applicants include

Responsible parties: Owners or operators of underground or above ground petroleum storage tanks where a release has occurred.

Volunteers: Those who do not qualify as a Responsible Person, but who hold legal or equitable title to the property where a petroleum tank release occurred.

Other persons: Those who do not qualify as a responsible party or volunteer, but who took corrective action at the request or order of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Applicant responsibilities

Applicants need to be actively involved to ensure that investigative and clean-up work is conducted competently and cost-effectively. Applicants are also expected to:

  • Obtain a proposal (and competitive bids, when required by the rules) for all work performed. 
  • Ensure that all consultants and contractors are registered with the Petrofund. 
  • Complete the Petrofund application and review all costs for accuracy.
  • Pay unpaid consultant or contractor bills within 30 days of receiving reimbursement.


All the forms you need to apply for reimbursement and for the Abandoned Underground Storage Tank Removal program. Downloadable documents are Acrobat Reader (.pdf) files.

Initial Application and Guide

Used for an applicant's first application for reimbursement.

Supplemental Application and Guide

Used for an applicant's second (or later) application for reimbursement.

Natural Disaster Assistance Application and Guide

Used to apply for reimbursement of certain costs resulting from a natural disaster.

Multiparty Check Request

Used by an applicant to request the issuance of a multiparty reimbursement check.

Abandoned Underground Storage Tank Removal Program Application

Used to apply for the removal of abandoned underground storage tanks.

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