A Lake Improvement District (LID) is a taxing district formed around a lake in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 103B.501 to 103B.581 . A lake improvement district is a local unit of government established by resolution of appropriate county boards and/or city governing bodies, or by the commissioner, for the implementation of defined lake management projects and for the assessment of the costs thereof.
The overall goal of establishment of the LID program (103B.511) is to preserve and protect the lakes of the state and to increase and enhance the use and enjoyment of the lakes. Crow Wing County has adopted policies and procedures in addition to those established by state statute/rule. Local and state requirements and other helpful resources and fact sheets are listed below. Individual LID information is to the left side of this page.