Regulations, Plans & Publications

Stormwater Use Code


The City of St. Cloud's Stormwater Use Code (PDF):
  • Establishes the Stormwater Utility
  • Prohibits illicit connections and discharges
  • Regulates land disturbing activities for erosion and sediment control
  • Establishes legal authority for inspections, monitoring and enforcement of local, state and federal laws

Trees In Streets, Parkways & Public Grounds Section 670


No person will plant or establish a rain garden within the limits of any street without first obtaining a permit from the Park and Recreation Director.

Land Development Code Article 19.12 Drainage Improvements


Article 19.12 of the City's Land Development Code contains post construction stormwater management requirements and standards including:
  • Volume control
  • Quality control
  • Rate control
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Design standards
These requirements are applied to new and redevelopment construction projects excluding individual residential projects.  
 

Stormwater Management Plan


St. Cloud's Stormwater Management Plan (PDF) serves as a comprehensive guide to managing the City's stormwater discharges in a cost effective manner. 
 

Anti-Degradation Plan


The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) identified the City of St. Cloud as one of 30 cities required to complete an anti-degradation review. The review required the city to compile a report outlining best management practices (BMPs) needed to reduce the city's annual stormwater runoff volume, sediment loads and phosphorus loads to those estimated for year 1988.  

2012 Northeast Drainage Analysis

A detailed analysis of the NE Drainage Area was completed to better understand and estimate the levels of pollutant loads generated throughout the area and to identify potential improvements that will reduce future loading to the Mississippi River.

Draft Highbanks Ravine Drainage Assessment

The Highbanks Ravine Drainage Assessment is available for public review/comment thru January 20, 2018. Please send comments to stormwater@ci.stcloud.mn.us or Stormwater Department, 400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301

Draft Lake George and Downtown Sub-Watershed Assessment

The Lake George and Downtown Sub-Watershed Assessment is available for public review/comment thru January 20, 2018. Please send comments to stormwater@ci.stcloud.mn.us or Stormwater Department, 400 Second Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301