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COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT  5 – Amusement Pier Expansion

The Coastal General Permit 5 authorizes the expansion of an existing, functional amusement pier as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.3, provided:

  • The amusement pier was existing and functional as of July 19, 1993;
  • The expanded pier footprint is not more than 25% larger than the footprint that existed on July 19, 1993;
  • The expanded portion is greater than 150 feet landward of the mean high water line;
  • The expansion does not adversely affect or eliminate existing direct public access unless replacement access points are provided immediately adjacent to the expanded amusement pier;
  • Public viewing and seating is provided at the terminal end of the expansion;
  • The expansion may be structures or up to one foot alteration of existing beach elevations;
  • The expansion does not result in excavation or grading of a dune;
  • The pier will continue to be used only for amusements;
  • The pier is consistent with the adopted Water Quality Management Plan;
  • Public access must be provided.

You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.5.

If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 5, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a CAFRA or Waterfront Development Individual Permit.  Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.

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