New online permit application!


The Nine Mile Creek Watershed District is switching to an online permit application system to improve the efficiency of permit reviews. Click the link below to start your application.

Apply for a Permit

Applicants will need to pay a permitting fee following application. Please reach out to to pay your fee.

When is a Nine Mile Creek Watershed District permit needed?

To determine if you need a permits, use the “Do I Need a Permit?” guidance or review the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District Rules.

For further questions, email the project address, a description of the project, any attachments, and your questions to:


The following templates are available for those that have a permit or a permit that is conditionally approved.

Financial Assurance:

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 Agreement 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)

Property Owner Authorization:

Property Owner Authorization Form

Other Materials of Assistance:

District Rules

NMCWD has adopted Rule revisions, effective January 1, 2024. When rule revisions were proposed, a public comment period was open October 17, 2023 to December 11, 2023; and a public hearing held December 7, 2023.

Rules Revision


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, December 20, 2023. The amended NMCWD Rules are effective for all applications completed on or after January 1, 2024.

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.

Questions About the Permitting Program?

Contact Zach Stafslien, Regulatory Program Manager, at 952-204-9690 or