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NOTICE: Effective October 5, 2021, all applications for the following must be submitted electronically through DEP Online:

  • General Permits
  • Individual Permits
  • Water Quality Certificates
  • Freshwater Wetland Transition Area Waivers
  • Flood Hazard Verifications that are submitted
    in conjunction with an application for a permit
    or Transition Area Waiver

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  • Streams/Rivers
    & Flood Hazard
  • Coastal
  • Tidelands
  • Mitigation
  • Highlands
  • Model Deed

Forms for all Land Use Programs

Description Updated File
Application Form: For all applications, place the form under the cover letter with the check clipped. Do not bind inside reports. 10/19/2021 lur_021
Instructions for Application Form 08/22/2019 lur_021a
List of fees for the various types of applications. 07/19/2019 lur_022
Administrative Appeals Hearing Request
"Adjudicatory Hearing Request Checklist and Tracking Form"
09/30/2020 lur_024
Request for an Application Fee Refund 11/04/2021 lur_030
Pre-Application Request Requirements 1/30/2014 lur_032

Freshwater Wetlands

Checklists and Fee Tables: Description Updated File Name Format

(No Longer Applicable)Revised Public Notice Language per COVID19 AO 2020-06 Extension of Public Comment Period


GP1 Maintenance/Repair of Existing Features

10/06/2021 fw_020

GP2 Underground Utility Lines

10/06/2021 fw_021

GP3 Discharge of Return Water

10/06/2021 fw_022

GP4 Hazardous Site Investigation/Cleanup (FWW)

10/06/2021 fw_023

GP5 Landfill Closures

10/06/2021 fw_024

GP6 Non-Tributary Wetlands

10/06/2021 fw_025

GP6A Transition Areas Adjacent to Non-Tributary Wetlands

10/06/2021 fw_026

GP7 Human-made Ditches/Swales in Headwaters

10/06/2021 fw_027

GP8 House Additions

10/06/2021 fw_028

GP9 Airport Sightline Clearing

10/06/2021 fw_029

GP10A Very Minor Road Crossings

10/06/2021 fw_030

GP10B Minor Road Crossings

10/06/2021 fw_031

GP11 Outfalls/Intake Structures

10/06/2021 fw_032

GP12 Surveying/Investigating

10/06/2021 fw_033

GP13 Dredging-Lakes

10/06/2021 fw_034

GP14 Water Monitoring Devices

10/06/2021 fw_035

GP15 Mosquito Control

10/06/2021 fw_036

GP16 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement

10/06/2021 fw_037

GP17 Trails/Boardwalks

10/06/2021 fw_038

GP17A Multiple-Use Paths

10/06/2021 fw_039

GP18 Dam Repairs

10/06/2021 fw_040

GP19 Construction/Improvements to Docks/Piers

10/06/2021 fw_041

GP20 Bank Stabilization

10/06/2021 fw_042

GP21 Above Ground Utility Lines

10/06/2021 fw_043

GP22 Cranberry Growing Expansion (Pinelands)

10/06/2021 fw_044

GP23 Spring Developments

10/06/2021 fw_045

GP24 Malfunctioning Septic Systems

10/06/2021 fw_046

GP25 Stream Cleaning-Local Gov. Agencies

10/06/2021 fw_047

GP26 Redevelopment of Previously Disturbed Areas

10/06/2021 fw_048

GP27 Herbicide Application in Freshwater Wetlands/Transition Areas-Invasive Plant Control

10/06/2021 fw_053

Transition Area Waiver Averaging Plan

10/06/2021 fw_049

Letter of Interpretation - Presence/Absence

7/18/2018 fw_050

Letter of Interpretation - Delineation

7/18/2018 fw_051

Letter of Interpretation - Verification

1/15/2019 fw_052

Electronic Submittal: Letter of Interpretation

7/18/2018 fw_003_e

Electronic Submittal: Letter of Interpretation - Owner Certification

1/19/2018 fw_018_e

Letter of Interpretation - Extension

7/18/2018 fw_004

Individual Freshwater Wetlands Permit/Individual Open Water Fill Permit

10/06/2021 fw_005

Extension of a General Permit

5/17/2018 fw_055

Administrative Modification

5/17/2018 fw_054

Major Technical Modification

7/18/2018 fw_056

Minor Technical Modification

5/17/2018 fw_057

Transition Area Waiver - Special Activity Waiver

10/06/2021 fw_058
Transition Area Waiver - Exemption 5/20/2011 fw_007
Attachment A has been incorporated into the permit checklists above. DELETED fw_008
Attachment B has been incorporated into the permit checklists above. DELETED fw_009
Attachment C - Known Locations of Swamp Pink in NJ 5/2011 fw_010
Attachment D - Known Locations of Bog Turtles in NJ 5/2011 fw_011
TAW - Hardship Reduction 10/06/2021 fw_012
Attachment F- Organizations to be contacted for the sale of property 02/16/2018 fw_013
Other Documents: Description Updated File Name Format
Vernal Habitat Protocol 5/12/02 fw_014
Vernal Habitat Data Sheet 11/14/01 fw_015

Streams/Rivers & Flood Hazard

Checklist: Description Updated File Name Format
(No Longer Applicable) Revised Public Notice Language per COVID19 AO 2020-06 Extension of Public Comment Period 06/17/2021
Applicability Determination 06/20/16 fh_001
GP1 Channel Cleaning Under Stream Cleaning Act 10/06/2021 fh_003
GP2 Mosquito Control 10/06/2021 fh_013
GP3 Scour Protection Bridges/Culverts 10/06/2021 fh_014
GP4 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement 10/06/2021 fh_015
GP5 Reconstruct and/or Elevation-Building in Floodway 10/06/2021 fh_016
GP6 Development SFH/Duplex and Driveway 10/06/2021 fh_017
GP7 Relocation of Manmade Roadside Ditches for Public Roadway Improvements 10/06/2021 fh_018
GP8 Placement of Storage Tanks 10/06/2021 fh_019
GP9 Bridge/Culvert Across Water < 50 acres 10/06/2021 fh_020
GP10 Bridge/Culvert Across Water >= 50 acres 10/06/2021 fh_021
GP11 Stormwater Outfall Regulated Water < 50 acres 10/06/2021 fh_022
GP12 Footbridges 10/06/2021 fh_023
GP13 Trails/Boardwalks 10/06/2021 fh_024
GP14 Herbicide App in Riparian Zone-Invasive Plant 10/06/2021 fh_045
Major Technical Modification 06/28/18 fh_028
Minor Technical Modification 06/20/16 fh_027
Administrative Modification 06/20/16 fh_025
Extension 05/17/18 fh_026
Verification 10/06/2021 fh_002
Individual Permit 10/06/2021 fh_006
Flood Hazard Area Control Act - Technical Manual 1/12/2018 fh_044
Document: Description Updated File Name Format
Stream Cleaning Guidelines 7/12/2017 fh_012
List Of Threatened and Endangered Species that are Critically Dependent on Regulated Waters for Survival 5/15/08 fh_009
Construction Report 3/24/15 fh_010


Checklists for the Flood Hazard General Permits-by-Certification

Coastal Permitting

Checklist: Description Updated File Name Format
(No Longer Applicable) Revised Public Notice Language per COVID19 AO 2020-06 Extension of Public Comment Period 06/17/2021
Waterfront Development and/or Coastal Wetlands Individual Permit (WFD IP) 10/06/2021 cp_001 PDF
Written Determination of Exemption from the Waterfront Development Law 05/2018 cp_002 Word
CAFRA Exemption 05/2018 cp_003 Word
Jurisdictional Request Form for Waterfront Development, CAFRA & Wetlands Act of 1970 03/05/19 cp_006 Word
Administrative Modification of an Existing General Permit Authorization or Individual Permit 05/2018 cp_034 Word
Major Technical Modification 06/2018 cp_039 Word
Minor Technical Modification 05/2018 cp_040 Word
CAFRA Individual Permit Application 10/06/2021 cp_011 PDF
Extension of a General Permit or Individual Permit Authorization 05/2018 cp_033 Word
Reconsideration of the Application of the Coastal Zone Management Rules 06/2018 cp_012 Word
GP1 Amusement Pier Expansion 10/06/2021 cp_gp01 PDF
GP2 Beach/Dune Maintenance Activities 10/06/2021 cp_gp02 PDF
GP3 Voluntary Reconstruction Certain Residential/Commercial Dev 10/06/2021 cp_gp03 PDF
GP4 Development 1 or 2 SFH/Duplexes 10/06/2021 cp_gp04 PDF
GP5 Expansion or Reconstruction SFH/Duplex 10/06/2021 cp_gp05 PDF
GP6 New Bulkhead/Fill-Man-made Lagoon 10/06/2021 cp_gp06 PDF
GP7 Revetment at SFH/Duplex
10/06/2021 cp_gp07 PDF
GP8 Gabions at SFH/Duplex 10/06/2021 cp_gp08 PDF
GP9 Support Facilities at a Marina 10/06/2021 cp_gp09 PDF
GP10 Reconstruction of Existing Bulkhead 10/06/2021 cp_gp10 PDF
GP11 Hazardous Site Investigation/Cleanup (CZM) 10/06/2021 cp_gp11 PDF
GP12 Landfall of Utilities 10/06/2021 cp_gp12 PDF
GP13 Recreational Facility at Public Park 10/06/2021 cp_gp13 PDF
GP14 Bulkhead/Fill SFH/Duplex - Natural Waterbody 10/06/2021 cp_gp14 PDF
GP15 Construction of Piers/Docks/Ramps in Lagoons 10/06/2021 cp_gp15 PDF
GP16 Dredging-Minor Maintenance in Man-Made Lagoon 10/06/2021 cp_gp16 PDF
GP17 Eroded Shoreline Stabilization 10/06/2021 cp_gp17 PDF
GP18 Avian Nesting Structures 10/06/2021 cp_gp18 PDF
GP19 Mod of Existing Electrical Substations 10/06/2021 cp_gp19 PDF
GP20 Legalization of the Filling of Tidelands 10/06/2021 cp_gp20 PDF
GP21 Telecommunication Towers 10/06/2021 cp_gp21 PDF
GP22 Tourism Structures 10/06/2021 cp_gp22 PDF
GP23 Geotechnical Survey Borings 10/06/2021 cp_gp23 PDF
GP24 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement/Living Shorelines 10/06/2021 cp_gp24 PDF
GP25 Wind Turbines of 1 to 3 < 200 Feet 10/06/2021 cp_gp25 PDF
GP26 Wind Turbines < 250 feet 10/06/2021 cp_gp26 PDF
GP27 Dredging Man-Made Lagoon (post storm event) 10/06/2021 cp_gp27 PDF
GP28 Dredging Post Bulkhead Failure 10/06/2021 cp_gp28 PDF
GP29 Dredging Marina (post storm event) 10/06/2021 cp_gp29 PDF
GP30 Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Activities 10/06/2021 cp_gp30 PDF
GP31 Placement of Shell w/in Shellfish Lease Areas 10/06/2021 cp_gp31 PDF
GP32 Herbicide App in Coastal Wetlands - Invasive Plant Control 10/06/2021 cp_gp32 PDF
Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan (SSAP) for proposed dredging projects 09/14/2020 cp_035 PDF
Document: Description Updated File Name Format
CAFRA: A Guide for Single Family & Duplex Homeowners Unavailable cp_007
Permit by Rule: A Guide for Single Family/Duplex Homeowners &amp Construction Code Officials (This document is unavailable at the moment and will return after it has been updated.) Unavailable cp_008

Tidelands Program

eServices Guidance Documents Updated File Name Format

New Tidelands License Online Guide

01/06/2022 td_042
Applications and Forms Updated File Name Format
License Application Form 6/27/2018 TD_020
License Renewal Application Form 3/19/2013 TD_013
Grant Application Form 3/19/2013 TD_018
Statement of No Interest Form (SNI) Application 3/19/2013 TD_021
Lease Application Form 3/19/2013 TD_019
License Assignment Form 11/04/2021 TD_017
Organization Data Form 3/19/2013 TD_014
Affidavit of Title 3/19/2013 TD_015
Signature Addendum Page 3/19/2013 TD_016

Tidelands Appraisal Requirements Effective 01/02/2020

10/18/2019 td_038
Application Forms with Instruction & Guidance Updated File Name Format
License Application Package 12/02/2020 TD_028
Grant Application Package 12/02/2020 TD_026
Statement of No Internest (SNI) Application Package 11/16/2018 TD_029
Lease Application Package 12/02/2020 TD_027
Survey Instructions for Tidelands Grant Applications on Man-made Lagoons 12/02/2020 td_039
Survey Requirements Checklist 01/25/2021 td_040
Tideland Resource Council (TRC) Resolutions/Policies Updated File Name

Homes over Water Conveyances (Adopted 12/1/10)

2/17/2011 TD_007

Upland Property Valuation - - Commercial/Industrial and Residential Upland Licenses (Adopted 12/1/10)

2/17/2011 TD_002

Boat Club Resolution (Adopted 11/03/10)

2/17/2011 TD_001

Bridge Policy (Adopted 11/3/10)

2/17/2011 TD_004

Condominium Policy (Adopted 11/3/10)

2/17/2011 TD_003

Grant Re-consideration Policy (Adopted 11/03/10)

2/17/2011 TD_006

Residential Licenses - Water Structures only (Adopted 11/03/10)

2/17/2011 TD_011

Utility or Utility Related Projects (Adopted 10/06/10)

2/17/2011 TD_012

Special Council Resolutions Adopted (Adopted 6/2/10)
- Good Faith Discount
- Council License Approval
- Elimination of One Way Fee Adjustement for Licenses/Leases

2/17/2011 TD_008

Aquaculture License Fee Policy (Adopted 9/6/17)

9/06/2017 TD_009

Resolution: Marina Policy (Adopted 3/3/10)

2/17/2011 TD_010

Resolution: Revised Outfall Policy (Adopted 4/4/13)

4/4/2013 TD_030

Checklists & Documents for Proposed Mitigation

Checklist for Completion: Description Updated File Name Format
Creation, Restoration or Enhancement for a Freshwater Wetland Mitigation Proposal 01/31/18 mit_001
Monetary Contribution for General Permits 03/24/2021 mit_002
Wetland Mitigation Monitoring Project 01/31/18 mit_003
Coastal Wetland Mitigation Monitoring 01/31/18 mit_004
Creation, Restoration or Enhancement for a Coastal Wetland Mitigation Proposal 01/31/18 mit_005
Upland Preservation Proposal 01/31/18 mit_006
Wetland Mitigation Bank Proposal 01/31/18 mit_007
Conceptual Wetland Mitigation Bank Proposal 01/31/18 mit_008
Land Donation Proposal 05/06/19 mit_009
Monetary Contribution Proposal for Individual Permits 05/06/19 mit_010
Riparian Zone Mitigation Checklist 03/19/18 mit_041
Document: Description Updated File Name Format
Regionalized Water-Budget Manual for Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Sites in New Jersey 07/22/08 mit_011
USACE/NJDEP Joint Conservation Restriction - Routine 08/24/18 mit_012
USACE/NJDEP Joint Conservation Restriction - Non-Routine/Mitigation Banks 08/24/18 mit_013
USACE/NJDEP Joint Conservation Restriction - Wetlands Mitigation/Riparian Zone Mitigation 08/24/18 mit_049
USACE/NJDEP Joint Mitigation Banking Instrument Template 05/18/21 mit_053
Mitigation Checklist for Construction Completion 01/31/18 mit_014
Completion of Construction Form 09/07/18 mit_052
Coastal Wetland Mitigation Restriction 09/07/18 mit_051
Wetlands Mitigation Area Model Deed/Conservation Restriction 09/07/18 mit_048
Approved Mitigation Banks 03/02/15 mit_016

Documents for a Highlands Application

Checklists, Fee Tables, and Forms Updated File Name Format
HAD - Highlands Applicability Determination Application 11/2017 HC_001 PDF
Highlands Jurisdictional Determination 7/2014 HC_002 PDF
HAD - Highlands Applicability Determination Checklist 11/2017 HC_003 PDF
Highlands Resource Area Determination (HRAD) Checklist 7/2014 HC_004 PDF
Highlands Pre-application Meeting Checklist 11/2016 HC_005 PDF
Highlands General Permit Checklist 2/2016 HC_006 PDF
Highlands Preservation Area Approval (HPAA) Application Checklist 2/2016 HC_007 PDF
Highlands Attachment A Model Letter. Notice to Neighboring Landowners 6/2019 HC_008 PDF
Highlands Attachment B Model Newspaper Advertisement 7/2014 HC_009 PDF
Notice of Highlands Applicability Determination 7/2014 HC_010 PDF
Highlands Preservation Area Approval Fee Schedule 9/2017 HC_011 PDF

Model Deed Restrictions

Conservation Restriction/Easement Description Updated


Dune Area & Adjacent Beach Area 01/01/2016 lur_010
Dune Area 07/29/2016 lur_011
Forest Preservation Area 01/01/2016 lur_012
Riparian Zone Compensation 08/24/18 lur_013
Public Access to the Waterfront 01/01/2016 lur_014
Shellfish Habitat (Bulkhead) 10/02/2018 lur_037
Shellfish Habitat (Docks) 10/02/2018 lur_038
Shore Protection Structure Area 11/28/2018 lur_016
Shore Protection Structure Reconstruction within 18" 12/14/2018 lur_039
Stormwater Management Strategies Protection Area 01/01/2016 lur_017
Special Water Resource Protection Area 01/01/2016 lur_018
Transition Area and Adjacent Wetlands 05/01/2016 lur_019
Freshwater Wetlands Transition Area Waiver 01/19/2018 lur_035
Freshwater Wetlands Transition Area - Averaging Plan 01/19/2018 lur_036
Appurtenant to Highlands Preservation Area Approval 04/18/2013 lur_025
Letter of Interpretation Deed Notice 07/10/2019 lur_049
Model Deed Notice for FHAs 03/12/2020 lur_050
Wetlands Mitigation Area Model Deed/Conservation Restriction 09/07/2018 mit_048
Grant of Conservation Restriction - Intertidal/Subtidal Mitigation Site Area 06/06/2018 mit_050
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