Water permits


MNDNR Permitting and Reporting System

MPARS is an online system for water use reporting, permit applications, permit change requests, and well construction preliminary assessment requests. MPARS is designed to benefit DNR's permit holders and applicants with a simple, convenient and easy-to-use system.

MPARS MNDNR Permitting and Reporting SystemMPARS supports five permit types:

  • Water Appropriation
  • Public Waters Work
  • Dam Safety
  • Aquatic Plant Management - New
  • Invasive Aquatic Plant Management - New
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The online system is customer-service focused. Our goal is for permit applicants, permit holders and the public to be able to easily navigate the system. Customer-friendly features include:

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