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Title: Lake Service Provider (LSP)
Alternate Title:
Description: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Water
Water Quality
Waters, Public
Creation Date: 9/1/2016 6:41:38 AM
Modification Date: 6/14/2022 11:52:30 AM
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, state parks, lakes, rivers, streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals.
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:

Review Lake Service Provider Permit and Certification

A Service Provider is:

(1) an individual who or entity that: decontaminates, installs, or removes water-related equipment or structures into or from waters of the state for hire or as a service provided as a benefit of membership in a yacht club, boat club, marina, or similar organization; or

(2) an individual who or entity that: rents or leases water-related equipment that will be used in, placed into, or removed from waters of the state. Service provider does not include a person working under the supervision of an individual with a valid service provider permit issued under section Minn. Stat. § 84D.108. Refer to Is my business a lake service provider? to answer these basic questions to see if your business is a lake service provider.

Water-related equipment

Water-related equipment - as defined in state law means a motor vehicle, boat, watercraft, dock, boat lift, raft, vessel, trailer, tool, implement, device, or any other associated equipment or container, including but not limited to portable bait containers, live wells, ballast tanks (except those with a MPCA permit), bilge areas, and water-hauling equipment that is capable of containing or transporting AIS, aquatic macrophytes (plants), or water.


Lake Service Provider Permit and Certification

Lake Service Provider -Permit Training

Lake service provider businesses need training and a permit every three years.

New online permit training and registration now available.

Questions about permit or training? See FAQ 
See also Decontamination training

Lake Service Provider -Employee Certificate Training

If you work with water-related equipment for a Lake Service Provider business, you need to finish lake service provider employee certificate training before you work in Minnesota waterways. 
Each employee at the business that needs a certificate must register for their own training account.

New online certificate training now available. Register for certificate training

If you are not able to complete online training, contact the DNR at for classroom training options.

Questions about permit or training? See FAQ

Statutes: 84D.108


$50 for businesses.

Period of Issuance:

Three calendar years.

There is no fee for the shorter online lake service provider employee training.

Length of Determination:
Other Info:
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Lake Service Provider Permit and Certification

List of Permitted Lake Service Providers

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