General Permits to Authorize Transport of Prohibited Invasive Species and Aquatic Plants
Generally, you may not transport aquatic plants or prohibited invasive species in Minnesota without a permit.
You may use one of the following general permits if you own a boat or equipment that requires transport to a location away from the water access for cleaning, repair, or storage, or if you are a shoreland owner transporting aquatic plants to a disposal location. These permits:
- are for non-commercial use only (commercial users may need a Lake Service Provider permit);
- authorize one-way transport of a boat, equipment, or aquatic plants; and
- are only valid on one day.
If you need to transport construction equipment with prohibited invasive species attached, please use General Permit 2015-005 and read the two-page document, "Best Practices for Prevention of Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species."
To use any of these permits:
- download the appropriate permit from the links below;
- read and understand the permit eligibility and conditions;
- fill out all information, sign and date the permit; and
- carry the signed permit during transportation of the boat, equipment or plants.
Download permits here:
- General Permit 2015-002 to Transport Aquatic Plants and Prohibited Invasive Species from Riparian Property to a Disposal Location
- General Permit 2015-003 to Transport Watercraft with Prohibited Invasive Species for Cleaning or Storage
- General Permit 2015-004 to Transport Boat Lifts, Docks, or Other Water-Related Equipment with Prohibited Invasive Species Attached for Repair, Storage or Cleaning
- General Permit 2015-005 to Transport Construction Equipment with Prohibited Invasive Species Attached for Cleaning, Repair or Storage
- General Permit 2015-006 for Businesses to Transport Aquatic Plants and Prohibited Invasive Species to a Disposal Location