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COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT  11 – Construction of a revetment at a single family home or duplex lot

The Coastal General Permit 11 authorizes construction of a revetment at a single family home or duplex lot which has an eroding shoreline, provided:

  • The revetment meets the definition at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.3;
  • The residence is not part of a larger development owner or controlled by the same property owner;
  • The shoreline is not along the Atlantic  Ocean, Delaware Bay, Raritan Bay or Sandy Hook Bay;
  • The revetment is not steeper than one vertical foot to two horizontal feet;
  • Riprap placed in the waterway is limited to that necessary to protect the shoreline;
  • Fill material placed to achieve the required slope must be added only to the upland;
  • Revetment stones must be angular and blocky;
  • An engineer must determine the weight of the individual stones and correct placement in order to maintain stability of the project and adjacent properties or offshore areas;
  • Placing a revetment in dunes or wetlands is prohibited. Any wetlands disturbed during construction must be restored to pre-construction conditions; and
  • Public access is required, in accordance with N.J.A.C 7:7E-3.50 and 8.11, unless 7:7-7.11 (c) applies to your project.

You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C. 7:7-7.11.

If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 11, 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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