The Engineering Department carries out capital improvement plans to the city’s infrastructure, handling all aspects from concept through construction. Their work includes special studies, data analysis, survey, design, public involvement, permitting, construction observation and contract administration. Main services they provide are:
Capital Program Implementation, Planning and Execution
Stormwater Management Systems, Planning and Programs
Right of Way Permits
Erosion Control Permits
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Which watershed do I live in?
A watershed is an area of land in which all of the water that drains from it goes into the same place. This place could be a wetland, pond, lake or creek located outside your back door. St. Louis Park residents live in one of two watersheds. View the
Watershed District Map to find out which watershed you live in.
Who regulates erosion control on construction sites?
For construction projects that are one acre or greater, erosion and sediment control is regulated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). For construction projects that will disturb an area of 5,000 square feet or greater, or that will excavate a volume of 50 cubic yards or greater, erosion and sediment control is regulated by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) and the City of St. Louis Park. In early March, the MCWD granted regulatory permitting authority to the city of St. Louis Park, so now residents, builders and developers who need an Erosion and Sediment Control Permit for smaller projects can work with just the city.
How are damage deposits for erosion control permits handled?
The damage deposit must be provided via secured funds, and made out to the City of St. Louis Park, when the erosion and sediment control application is submitted. Applications will not be reviewed if the damage deposit is not included. The secured funds will be placed in a non-interest bearing account and will be returned to the applicant once the project is complete. Funds may only be used if the city or another regulatory entity determines the project is not compliant with erosion and sediment control requirements. In that case, applicants will be notified and given a timeframe to bring the site back into compliance. If the timeframe isn’t met, then the city can use the funds to reimburse city staff time, contractors, and/or consultants to bring the site back into compliance and to evaluate any natural resource impacts that have resulted due to the noncompliance issue. Damage deposits will be collected for each project and are not transferable. If you have questions, contact Erick Francis at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.924.2690.