MN DNR Permitting and Reporting System (MPARS)
A new online system for Water Appropriation Permits and Public Waters Works Permits
Work is underway to transition from a paper-based system to an online system for water use reporting, permit applications and permit change requests. The first stage of this new system will be available in the last quarter of 2013, with additional features being added in future years.
The Minnesota DNR Permitting and Reporting System (MPARS) is being designed to benefit DNR's permit holders and applicants with a simple, convenient and easy-to-use system.
The MPARS Water Use Reporting module went live Monday, November 18, 2013. To access MPARS for water use reporting visit http://www.mndnr.gov/mpars/signin
The system is expected to go live for other permitting activities in late December 2013.
Permits Supported by MPARS
MPARS has been designed to support both the Water Appropriation and Public Waters Works Permits.
The new online system is being developed to have a strong customer-service focus. Our goal is for permit applicants, permit holders and the public to be able to easily navigate the new system. Customer-friendly features include:
- Convenient access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- User-friendly online permit application process
- Information-saving features allow you to start an application, save the information you have entered and finish the application at a later time
- Water use reporting
- Secure banking system allows payment online; no more check writing and looking for a stamp to mail in payments!
- Straight-forward online process to request changes to permits, including amendments, transfers and terminations
- Single starting point for joint application process when DNR, Board of Water and Soil Resources and U.S. Army Corp of Engineer permits are needed
- Easy interface to ask DNR staff questions
Frequently asked questions
View MPARS FAQs.
Benefits to the Public
- Increased transparency of the permit application process - permit applicants may always login to the MPARS system to see what stage their application is at in the process
- Improved access to permit files - all permit records will be maintained online, allowing permit holders to access their permit file at any time
- Better tracking of payments through a secure online method for payment
- Reduced data entry errors as the public will enter their own water use data and double-check its accuracy