Boat and Water Safety
Water structure permits are due to renew this year (2017). Note that a permit is required for swimming rafts, buoys, and other structures in the water. Permits may be printed below and returned to the Sheriff's Office. A number will be issued to the structure, which must be displayed on the structure.
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Placement of Temporary Structures and Buoys in the Waters of Minnesota
|No structure not extending from shore or any buoy, or sign, may be in the waters between sunset and sunrise without obtaining a permit from the Sheriff of Kandiyohi County. The Sheriff may issue a permit for any such structure or buoy whenever, in the Sheriff's opinion, the structure or buoy is not an undue hazard to, or illegal obstruction of, navigation.|
|Every buoy placed in the waters for use of anchoring or mooring watercraft must have at least 8 inches extending above the waterline, may not be over 24 inches circular or a width of more than 24 inches in some other shape. No mooring or anchoring buoy may be placed in or upon the water except by public authority or under a permit issued by the Sheriff of the County. Every buoy shall be colored white and shall be encircled by a visible blue band at least one inch wide. Mooring buoys must have a minimum total of 16 square inches of white reflectorization, visible in any direction, if lighted shall show a flashing white light.|