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If you are planning a home improvement project or business venture, looking to improve the Lake Minnetonka experience, or just have general questions about lake safety and protection, the following information and resources may be helpful. The following list is a summary of the most requested topics, contacts, and resources to help residents, contractors, lake enthusiasts, and other parties learn more about protecting Lake Minnetonka and its use.

Please note that information is provided for convenience and is not intended to reflect all situations, agencies, or topics. Please call the agencies directly for more information. More information may also be available on other lmcd.org webpages or by contacting the LMCD staff at (952) 745-0789.

Thank you for helping to ensure that Lake Minnetonka continues to be a great natural resource and enjoyed by current and future generations.

In case of emergency, to report suspicious activity, or request officer assistance– Call 911.

(Information was last updated 04/01/2018. It is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but is subject to change.)

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TopicDescriptionPublic ContactPhone NumberOnline Resources
GENERAL LAKE SAFETY & USE
Buoys- ChannelInformation about main lake and channel navigation HCSO Water Patrol(612) 596-9880www.hennepin.us
Buoys- HazardousInformation about identifying hazardous or obstructionsHCSO Water Patrol911www.hennepinsheriff.org
Buoys- Slow/No WakeInformation about authorized slow and no wake zonesLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Carbon Monoxide (CO) AlarmsCO requirements for watercraftMN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Deicing Operations (Bubblers)Licenses and information about deicing operations and requirementsLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Hydraulic Water JetsRegulations and proper useMN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Ice House LicensesInformation about Ice house licenses and regulationsMN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Fishing TournamentsRegulations and permit requirements for fishing tournaments and special eventsHCSO, MN DNR(612) 596-9880; (651) 296-6157www.hennepinsheriff.org
Fishing LicensesFishing regulations and licensesMN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Loud Parties/Nuisances- On Land Information or to report nuisances about city regulationsCity Where Property Located911delegated emergency responder
Loud Parties/Nuisances- On Lake/DockInformation or to report nuisances on the lake or on a dockHCSO Water Patrol911www.hennepinsheriff.org
Signage- On Lake/DockInformation about signs located on the lake or on a dock or other structureLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Solar LightsInformation about the SAVE the LAKE Solar Light Program and navigation lightsLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Special EventsPermits for events that occur on Lake MinnetonkaHCSO Water Patrol, LMCD(612) 596-9880www.hennepinsheriff.org
Lake Use RegulationsGeneral questions about Lake Minnetonka regulations, lake safety, ecology, nuisancesLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
DOCKS, STRUCTURES, & WATERCRAFT
Marinas, Charter Boats, Alcoholic Beverage/Liquor Licenses, Multiple DocksInformation about licenses, permits, operations, and maintenance of marinas, charter boats, liquor licenses, permanent docks, and other usesLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Dock and Structure RegulationsGeneral information about licenses, permits, Location, maintenance, and concernsLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
City Zoning, Land Rental Regulations Information about activities on land, such as zoning, businesses, and nuisancesCity Where Property LocatedCityCity
WatercraftGeneral information about dock use area, location, number of watercraft/density, etc.LMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Watercraft for HireLicense information about rental watercraft, cruises, tours, and alcoholic beverages/ liquor licensesLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Temporary StructuresPermits for activities with obstructions on LakeHCSO Water Patrol, LMCD(612) 596-9880www.hennepinsheriff.org
Electrical Service- On DocksElectrical services and connections on docksLMCD, City Property Located(952) 745-0789www.electricshockdrowning.org;
Electrical Service- On LandElectrical services provided on land to docksCity Where Property LocatedCitywww.electricshockdrowning.org
AQUATIC VEGETATION
Floating BogsInformation about floating wetlands not connected to landMN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Harvesting Vegetation- Public Areas Management of aquatic vegetation in public navigation areasLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Lake Vegetation Removal- PrivateInformation about restrictions and permits required for managing aquatic vegetation MN DNR(651) 296-6157www.dnr.state.mn.us
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) ProgramsInformation about AIS activities on Lake MinnetonkaLMCD, MN DNR, MCWD, TRPD(952) 745-0789www.dnr.state.mn.su
Wetlands Vegetation RemovalInformation or permits for vegetation removal that is part of a wetland, vegetation attached to landMCWD(952) 471-0590www.minnehahacreek.org
AQUATIC ANIMALS
Aquatic AnimalsInformation about aquatic animals and invasive speciesLMCD, MN DNR, MCWD, TRPD(952) 745-0789www.dnr.state.mn.su
ENVIRONMENT & POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
Beach ClosuresLocations of beach closures, water contamination, swimming alerts, and reopeningsHennepin County Environmental Services; City (612) 543-5200; or City www.hennepin.us/beaches; and city
Master Water Stewards ProgramCertifying citizens to optimize shoreline to improve water quality for pollution mitigationFreshwater Society(651) 313-5800www.freshwater.org
Emergency Hazardous Spills and IncidentsReporting hazardous spills and serious incidentsMN State Duty Officer(651) 649-5451 or
(800) 422-0798
www.pca.state.mn.us
Ongoing Pollution ConcernsInquiries or reporting of non emergency situations occurring on or into LakeLMCD(952) 745-0789www.lmcd.org
Shoreland RestorationInformation about riprap, sand blankets, beaches, etc.MCWD(952) 471-0590www.minnehahacreek.org
Tree Removal ShorelandPermits may be required from CityCity Property LocatedCityCity
Water LevelsLake Minnetonka water levelsMCWD(952) 471-0590
DredgingRequirements and permits to manipulate the lake bottomMCWD(952) 471-0590www.minnehahacreek.org
Shoreland planning and zoning, land usePlanning and zoning requirements, development regulations on landCity Property LocatedCityCity
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