Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes


Subdivision 1.Permit for placing navigation hazards.

The commissioner may require that a permit is obtained for the placement of a structure or device determined by the commissioner to constitute a hazard to navigation.

Subd. 2.Removing and damaging buoys prohibited.

Except as authorized by the commissioner, a person may not obstruct, remove, damage, or destroy a buoy or structure placed in the waters of this state in accordance with this chapter or by authority of the United States.

Subd. 3.Uniform marking required for buoys.

A person may not place buoys or other waterway markers unless the markers conform with the uniform marking system established by the commissioner.

Subd. 4.No duty to mark all hazards.

The marking of certain hazards to navigation on, in, or adjacent to the waters of this state by a governmental agency does not incur a duty to mark all navigational hazards by the agency or another agency.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes