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Title: Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Species Permits
Alternate Title:
Description: State laws and rules prohibit possession, importation, purchase, sale, propagation, transportation, and introduction of prohibited invasive species without a permit. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Water
Creation Date: 8/20/2010 2:17:33 PM
Modification Date: 8/20/2010 2:35:36 PM
Agency Name: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the state's natural resources. Hunting, fishing, state forests and parks, lakes, rivers and streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals are managed by the DNR.
Agency Phone: 651-296-6157
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Dept. of
500 Lafayette Rd.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Division Name: Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: Division Fax: Division URL:
Division Address:
500 Lafayette Rd., Box 25

St. Paul
55155-4025 Main phone: 651-259-5100
Audience: Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:

You need a permit to introduce a regulated invasive species. You need a permit to possess preserved specimens or herbarium specimens of prohibited invasive species.

Details on the permit process and a list of prohibited and regulated invasive species is available at Training and Permits

Rules: 6216

Statutes: 84D


Details on the permit process and Invasive Species Permit Applications are available on the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) website at Training and Permits

Some species are listed as state and/or federal noxious weeds or injurious wildlife species. Additional permits may be required from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture-Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, or the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Period of Issuance:

Varies depending upon the activity being permitted.

Length of Determination:

Varies depending upon the activity being permitted.

Other Info:
Activity: License Detail URL:

Training and Permits

DNR Mobile Apps

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