Lake Minnetonka WEATHER

Lake Shore Owners

Home Sweet Home on Lake Minnetonka

Is there anything better than living on Lake Minnetonka? Waking up to calm waters out your window, a sun rising on the horizon and a day full of exciting recreational opportunities to enjoy one of Minnesota’s most incredible lakes. Whether you’ve lived on the lake for years or are considering purchasing property, you understand just how important it is to protect and preserve our lake.

The LMCD shares your goals and passion for the lake. We’ve compiled the following information and resources to help answer common questions received about owning lakeshore property. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Lake-Friendly Living

How to create an environment and landscape designed to protect the lake.

Lake-Friendly Boating

Enjoy the lake while doing your part to prevent aquatic invasive species.

Residential Docks, Structures and Watercraft Requirements

Complete and current information on residential requirements

Events Calendar

Stay up to date with events and happenings on and around the lake.

Managing Lake Vegetation

Learn about ways to manage nuisance lake vegetation, requirements, and options.

Purchasing a Lakeshore Property

Before you join the lakeshore owner community, there are a few things we’d like you to know.

Permit Applications

If you’re planning to install a dock that needs approval due to the number of watercraft, unique configuration of your shoreline, or in combination with your neighbors, be sure to submit a permit application before you begin construction.


If you are eligible and would like to apply for a variance, please fill out the variance application form and submit it to LMCD.