Aquatic Plant Permit Fees

Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.615, subdivision 2, authorizes the commissioner of natural resources to establish a fee schedule for permits to control or harvest aquatic plants and to set such fees by rule. By Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 16, the Minnesota Legislature increased the maximum application fee for an aquatic plant management permit from $750 to $2,500. The DNR proposes to amend Minnesota Rules, part 6280.0450, to conform with statute and raise the maximum multiparty permit application fee for permits to control aquatic vegetation to $2,500. 

This rule change cannot take effect until 45 legislative days after it has been reported to the legislature. 

The DNR is using the good cause exemption process under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subd. 1, clause (3), to make this rule change.

11/06/2013 Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran approved the rules as to legality
11/13/2013 Commissioner Landwehr signed Order Adopting Rules
11/15/2013 Rule filed with Secretary of State
12/02/2013 Adopted rule published in the State Register 
01/31/2014 Adopted rule reported to legislature as required by Minn. Stat. sec. 103G.615, subd. 2

05/16/2014 The 2014 legislative session adjourned; 44 legislative days have passed since the rule change was reported to the legislature

The rule change will go into effect the day following a 45th legislative day.


01/06/2015 First legislative day of the new legislative session
01/07/2015 EFFECTIVE DATE of this rule

Recent rulemaking documents:

For comments and questions about these regulations or if you prefer to receive a copy of these materials in another format, please contact:

Steve Enger
Aquatic Plant Management Program Supervisor
Fish and Wildlife Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 20
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020