The regulatory program protects local water resources.
Many permits can be approved administratively. The District has up to 60 days to take action on a submitted permit application that is deemed complete.
When is a Nine Mile Creek Watershed District permit needed?
Use the Do I Need a Permit sheet or complete Rules to see if you need a permit.
For further questions, email the project address, a description of the project, any attachments, and your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following templates are available for use by those that have been conditionally approved, or have permit issued.
Maintenance Declaration Forms:
Private Entities: Maintenance Declaration Template (Private Entities)
Public Entities: Maintenance Agreement Template (Public Entities)
Monitoring Stormwater Facilities:
Chloride Management Plan:
Other Materials of Assistance:
- Minnesota Stormwater Manual
- Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual
- Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance
- MPCA Smart Salting Training (certification lists and training calendar)
NMCWD has adopted Rule revisions, effective July 22, 2021. When rule revisions were proposed, a public comment period was open May 24, 2021 to July 7, 2021; and a public hearing held June 16, 2021.
- Matrix Supporting and Explaining Rule Revisions
- Public Comments Received with Responses
- Schedule A–Permit Fees
- Schedule B–Financial Assurances
- Schedule C – Stormwater Facilities Fund 3-19-08
NOTICE OF ADOPTED AMENDMENTS TO THE DISTRICT’S RULES EFFECTIVE JULY 22, 2021
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) adopted revisions to the NMCWD Rules on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The amended NMCWD Rules are effective for all applications completed on or after July 22, 2021.
Legal authority for the NMCWD’s rules derives from Minnesota Statutes Chapters 103B and 103D. Under Minnesota Statutes § 103D.341, subdivision 1, watershed districts must adopt rules “to accomplish the purposes of [the watershed act] and to implement the powers of the managers.” These purposes include, among others, conservation of water for public uses; controlling erosion and siltation of lakes, streams, and wetlands; and protecting water quality in these bodies. Minn. Stat. § 103D.201, subd. 2. District managers are further authorized for example, to regulate and control the use of water within the watershed district, regulate the use of streams and watercourses to prevent pollution, and regulate the use and development of land under certain conditions. Id. § 103D.335, subds. 10, 16, and 23; § 103B.211, subds. 1.