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Land Use General Permits-by-Certification

General permits-by-certification are available only for certain regulated activities and include strict limitations that allow an applicant to file an application and receive an automatic approval. The applicant must certify that the activity meets the tight conditions of the permit, so there is no need for a case-by-case application review. However, the online process provides the Department with a complete record of the proposed activity, including the location and extent of the regulated activity and the applicant's contact information.

Please note that you must follow all instructions within the service and maintain a complete copy of the entire application, including all necessary notices to neighbors and municipalities.

The following checklists outline the submission requirements for all general-permits-by-certification:

Coastal General Permits-by-Certification

Description Updated File
Name
Format
General Permit-by-certification 1A - Installation of an elevated timber dune walkover at a residential, commercial, or public development other than a single-family home or duplex 06/03/2021 cp_pbc01
General Permit-by-certification 10 - Reconstruction of a legally existing functioning bulkhead in-place or upland of a legally existing functioning bulkhead 06/03/2021 cp_pbc02
General Permit-by-certification 15 - Construction of piers, docks, including jet ski ramps, pilings, and boatlifts in man-made lagoons 06/03/2021 cp_pbc03

Freshwater Wetlands General Permits-by-Certification

Description Updated File
Name
Format
General Permit-by-certification 8 - Construction of an addition to a lawfully existing residential dwelling 06/03/2021 fw_pbc01
General Permit-by-certification 24 - Repair or modification of a malfunctioning individual subsurface sewage disposal (septic) system 06/03/2021 fw_pbc02

Flood Hazard General Permits-by-Certification Checklist Table

If further assistance is needed, please contact the Division of Land Resource Protection's Technical Support Center by calling (609) 777-0454.

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