Lakeshore Rules

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The MN Department of Natural Resources worked with the public extensively from 2008 to 2010 to update Minnesota’s Shoreland Management rules. Here are several resources to provide you the information on these rules:

Permitting Process

There are special rules and regulations to be mindful of when developing Minnesota lakeshores. They help to protect water quality and minimize the visual impacts from development. Lakeshores extend 1,000 feet from the Ordinary High Water Level (OHWL) of any DNR classified lake. This entire area is subject to the lakeshore regulations.

To arrange a site visit to discuss lakeshore alterations on your property, contact:
Justin Swart
Environmental Planning Technician
Phone: 320-762-3864