A guide to aquatic plants


Steve Enger, Coordinator
500 Lafayette Road Box 25
St Paul, MN 55155-4025
tel. (651) 259-5092

Permit answer

No, I do not plan to use an herbicide or an automated aquatic plant control device.

A permit is not required if you are planning to cut or pull submerged aquatic vegetation in an area 2500 square feet or less, and the area will extend along no more than 50 feet of shoreline or 1/2 your frontage (whichever is less). This area may include a channel 15 feet wide to open water.


A permit is required if the area is larger than allowed without a permit. Download instructions and application for APM permit Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to download this file. or contact your regional fisheries office.


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Examples of submerged vegetation.

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