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Application for Marine EVENT Permit

  1. Are you applying for a water EVENT permit?*

    If you answered NO and YOU would like to apply for a TEMPORARY STRUCTURE permit, please complete and submit the application for Temporary Structure Permit.

  2. You are required by Minnesota Statute 86B.121 to have a Sheriff's permit prior to holding an event on any body of water. 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.

  3. In planning your event, please consider the following: impact on waterway, surrounding shoreline, and area residents; parking and traffic considerations; access for police, fire, and medical services for your event and for local residents; fluid spills; toilet facilities; trash and recyclable materials; and other considerations created by specific needs of your event. If your event is a fishing contest, you will need a permit if one or more of the following apply: there are greater than thirty participants for open-water contests or 150 participants for ice fishing contests; the entry fee is greater than $25 per person; the total prize value is greater than $25,000; and if any participant is over age 18.

  4. Was this event held last year:*

  5. Details of your event.

  6. Name of lake/river

  7. If your event occurs inside of city limits, please check with the city to see if additional permits are required. (For example, a permission or a permit must be obtained from the city or cities, in which the event will originate and conclude.)

  8. If your event is a fishing tournament, you may also need to obtain an application/permit from the DNR. You can find this form by clicking the "Marine Permit Forms" link above.

  9. A United States Coast Guard permit must be obtained if the event is to be held on the Minnesota River east of Shakopee, get information at http://www.uscg.mil/d8/.

  10. You must have proof of liability insurance coverage of no less than one million dollars per single occurrence naming Scott County as an additional insured. Please upload this document.

  11. You must provide a diagram for larger events, including the specific area and start/finish locations.

  12. Enclose any advertising, sample of entry form and event rules/regulations.

  13. This is a legally binding instrument and the provisions herein are subject to enforcement in court. Consultation with legal counsel is strongly recommended prior to signing this document. The undersigned, an authorized agent of the organization indicated below, agrees on behalf of said entity to hold free and harmless County of Scott and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office as well as its employees and agents from any and all actions, claims, liabilities or assertions of liability which in any manner arise or be alleged to arise from any and all activities connected directly or proximately with the event(s) referenced in this water event permit application filed on behalf of said organization. The undersigned forever relinquishes and effectively waives any and all rights, defenses and claims whatsoever assertable by the organization indicated below in any action by the County of Scott to enforce the provisions herein. The undersigned attests that he/she fully understands the above and declares that he/she is authorized to legally bind the organization to the provisions herein.

  14. Digital Signature*

    I understand that checking this box constitutes a legal signature confirming that I acknowledge and agree to the above Terms of Acceptance.

  15. First and last name of person signing form (not name of organization). Form cannot be signed on behalf of another individual.

  16. Once submitted, your application will be processed by the Sheriff's Office and either approved or denied by our Recreational Safety Deputy and Sheriff. We will contact you when your permit is ready and you will need to come to the Sheriff's Office to sign the permit in person. We will make a copy of the signed permit and provide you with the original.

  17. If you have any questions regarding marine permits, please contact Deputy Spencer Autenrieth at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 952-496-8865 or email at sautenrieth@co.scott.mn.us.

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