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Obtaining Lake and Event Permits

An Event is defined as:
“A gathering of persons engaged in (organized) activities on waters of the state or public property adjacent to those waters that, in the Sheriff’s opinion, would have an impact on public safety or natural resources.”

Fishing tournaments have special permit requirements and may require an additional permit from the MN Department of Natural Resources.

Applications for Event Permits must be received 30 days in advance of the event. 

With regard to a Temporary Structures (includes Buoys (150 ft shoreline), Swim Rafts, Trampolines, etc.):  MN Rule 6110.1800 states: “No person shall leave any temporary structure not extending from shore, or any buoy or sign in the waters of this state between the hours of sunset and sunrise without first obtaining a permit in writing therefore from the Sheriff of the county.”

Applications for Structure Permits must be received 10 days in advance of placing the structure.

If you have any questions regarding these permits, please contact Deputy Todd Beck at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 952-496-8723 or email

Contact Information
County Main Number
(952) 445-7750
Sheriff's Office
(952) 496-8300
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