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GENERAL PERMIT 22 – Construction of Certain Structures Related to the Tourism Industry at Hotels and Motels, Commercial Developments and Multi-Family Developments over 75 Units

General Permit 22 authorizes the construction of structures such as equipment storage containers and sheds, stage platforms, bleachers, portable restrooms, food concession stands, gazebos, lockers, canopied shelters, and wooden walkways related to the tourism industry, at hotels and motels, commercial developments, and multi-family residential developments over 75 units, provided:

  • The structure remains in place only from May 1 through October 31 except for underground utilities, floor decking, open drink and food concession stand shells, and stage shells which remain in place on a year-round basis;
  • The structures are immediately removed and relocated to a secure place during severe weather events; 
  • The structures are not located on a dune, coastal bluff or in a wetland;
  • Placement of the structure does not include the excavation, grading or filling of a beach;
  • The structures have no adverse impact on special areas defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-9;
  • The setbacks and coverages at N.J.A.C. 7:7-6.22(a) 6 are met;
  • The structures are located a minimum of 50’ from any wetlands;
  • If structures are proposed on a beach, the structure do not unreasonably conflict with ocean views or other beach uses 
  • If the structures are proposed on a beach, the beach is open to the public; and
  • Public access is provided in accordance with the Public trust rights rule, N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.48, and the Public access rule, N.J.A.C. 7:7-16.9.

Full details are provided at N.J.A.C.7:7-6.22

If your project does not meet the requirements of the General Permit 22, it may qualify for another General Permit, Permit-by-rule, or an Individual Permit.  Additional information on these permit types can be found on the Coastal Permitting page.

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