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.
How do I get a parking permit?
For on-street parking during the winter, visit Parking & Vehicle.
For high school area parking, you can receive up to four permits to park on the street if you live near St. Louis Park High School, in an area where on-street parking is restricted. To be considered for a permit, submit an application and show proof of residence, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. Contact the Engineering Department at 952.924.2656 or email@example.com for an application. High School Area Permit Map.
For medical needs — In special cases where residents have medical conditions, a permit may be issued to restrict on-street public parking in front of a resident’s home. To be considered for a permit, submit an application form with a letter from your doctor. If the application is approved by Engineering staff and City Council, signs will be installed in front of your home. Permits are reviewed each year to confirm medical conditions still exist. Contact the Engineering Department at 952.924.2656 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
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.