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Title: Infested Waters Appropriation and Transport Permit
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Description: An infested waters appropriation and transportation permit is required from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to appropriate any amount of water from a water body listed as infested with an aquatic invasive species. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Water
Water Appropriation
Creation Date: 8/20/2010 8:15:35 AM
Modification Date: 6/9/2020 1:14:21 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, 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:

You may use a general permit to appropriate or transport waters for water quality sampling. Fire departments doing training activities with infested waters may also qualify for a general permit.

Details on infested waters permits are available at Training and Permits

To apply for a permit to appropriate, divert, or transport water from listed infested waters, download and print the application form or request that a form be sent to you by mail. Complete the form furnishing all requested information and supporting documents. Submit the application per the instruction on the form. There are no fees for this permit. Minnesota Rules allow up to 90 days for the Department to act upon the permit application.

General permits for transporting water for water quality sampling and fire departments doing training activities with infested waters are available at Training and Permits

If you are withdrawing more than 10,000 gallons of water per day or 1 million gallons per year from any water body you may need a MN DNR water appropriation permit. Check Water use permits, for more information.

Rules: 6216

Statutes: 84D


The form is available at Infested Water Appropriation, Diversion, and Transport Permit Application Form


No fee.

Period of Issuance:

Varies depending upon the activity being permitted.

Length of Determination: Varies, dependent on completeness of application and the need for more information, or determination of potential treatments of the water that may be required.
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