The regulatory program protects local water resources.


Permit applications are due 20 business days prior to the monthly board meeting. The District has up to 60 days to take action on a submitted permit application that is considered complete.

Permit Application

Permit Fees

Information on Credit Card Payments

When is a Nine Mile Creek Watershed District permit needed?

Use the District’s Permit Cheat Sheet or complete Rules to see if you need a permit.

For further questions, contact Nine Mile Creek’s District Administrator, Randy Anhorn at 952-835-2078 and Permit & Water Resources Coordinator, Lauren Foley at

NMCWD Permit Cheat Sheet

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Rules

The permit deadline is 20 business days prior to the monthly board meeting.

Permitting Documents

The following templates are available for use by those that have been issued a permit by the District.

Financial Assurance Forms:

Financial Assurance Rates

Performance Bond Template

Letter of Credit Template

Escrow Agreement Template

Maintenance Declaration Forms:

Private Entities: Maintenance Declaration Template (Private Entities)

Public Entities: Maintenance Declaration Template (Public Entities)

Monitoring Stormwater Facilities

Performance Monitoring Template

Chloride Management Plan:

Chloride Management Plan Template

MPCA Smart Salting Training (certification lists and training calendar)

District Rules

Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Rules

Other Materials of Assistance

Rules Revision


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Managers of the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District (NMCWD) adopted amendments to the NMCWD Rules on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  The amended NMCWD Rules are effective for all applications completed on or after May 21, 2018.  A copy of the amended Rules has been mailed to each of the cities and public transportation authorities within the Nine Mile Creek watershed and each city and public transportation authority has been notified that the Board of Managers has adopted the amended Rules. The amended NMCWD Rules were adopted and this notice is provided in accordance with Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.341.

The amended Rules implement the policies and goals articulated in the NMCWD’s updated Water Management Plan, adopted in October 2017. The amendments revise the prior NMCWD Rules, which were initially adopted in 1973 and amended in 2008, 2011 and 2015.  The amended NMCWD Rules regulate floodplain management and surface drainage alterations, wetlands management, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, waterbody crossings, shoreline and streambank improvements on public waters, sediment removal from public waters and appropriations from public surface waters. In addition, NMCWD amended the existing permit fee and financial assurance schedules, pursuant to watershed district authority under Minnesota Statutes Section 103D.345.

Legal Authority

Photography by: Mike Thorud
Photography by: Mike Thorud

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.


For additional information, contact: