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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

  • General
  • Freshwater
  • 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. 08/22/2019 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 6/11/2014 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(No Longer Applicable)Revised Public Notice Language per COVID19 AO 2020-06 Extension of Public Comment Period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

4/15/2019 fw_020

GP2 Underground Utility Lines

4/15/2019 fw_021

GP3 Discharge of Return Water

4/15/2019 fw_022

GP4 Hazardous Site Investigation/Cleanup (FWW)

4/15/2019 fw_023

GP5 Landfill Closures

4/15/2019 fw_024

GP6 Non-Tributary Wetlands

4/15/2019 fw_025

GP6A Transition Areas Adjacent to Non-Tributary Wetlands

4/15/2019 fw_026

GP7 Human-made Ditches/Swales in Headwaters

4/15/2019 fw_027

GP8 House Additions

4/15/2019 fw_028

GP9 Airport Sightline Clearing

4/15/2019 fw_029

GP10A Very Minor Road Crossings

4/15/2019 fw_030

GP10B Minor Road Crossings

4/15/2019 fw_031

GP11 Outfalls/Intake Structures

4/15/2019 fw_032

GP12 Surveying/Investigating

4/15/2019 fw_033

GP13 Dredging-Lakes

4/15/2019 fw_034

GP14 Water Monitoring Devices

4/15/2019 fw_035

GP15 Mosquito Control

4/15/2019 fw_036

GP16 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement

4/15/2019 fw_037

GP17 Trails/Boardwalks

4/15/2019 fw_038

GP17A Multiple-Use Paths

4/15/2019 fw_039

GP18 Dam Repairs

4/15/2019 fw_040

GP19 Construction/Improvements to Docks/Piers

4/15/2019 fw_041

GP20 Bank Stabilization

4/15/2019 fw_042

GP21 Above Ground Utility Lines

4/15/2019 fw_043

GP22 Cranberry Growing Expansion (Pinelands)

4/15/2019 fw_044

GP23 Spring Developments

4/15/2019 fw_045

GP24 Malfunctioning Septic Systems

4/15/2019 fw_046

GP25 Stream Cleaning-Local Gov. Agencies

4/15/2019 fw_047

GP26 Redevelopment of Previously Disturbed Areas

4/15/2019 fw_048

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

4/15/2019 fw_053

Transition Area Waiver Averaging Plan

04/15/2019 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

4/15/2019 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

4/15/2019 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 4/15/2019 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 04/15/19 fh_003
GP2 Mosquito Control 04/15/19 fh_013
GP3 Scour Protection Bridges/Culverts 04/15/19 fh_014
GP4 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement 04/15/19 fh_015
GP5 Reconstruct and/or Elevation-Building in Floodway 04/15/19 fh_016
GP6 Development SFH/Duplex and Driveway 04/15/19 fh_017
GP7 Relocation of Manmade Roadside Ditches for Public Roadway Improvements 04/15/19 fh_018
GP8 Placement of Storage Tanks 04/15/19 fh_019
GP9 Bridge/Culvert Across Water < 50 acres 04/15/19 fh_020
GP10 Bridge/Culvert Across Water >= 50 acres 04/15/19 fh_021
GP11 Stormwater Outfall Regulated Water < 50 acres 04/15/19 fh_022
GP12 Footbridges 04/15/19 fh_023
GP13 Trails/Boardwalks 04/15/19 fh_024
GP14 Herbicide App in Riparian Zone-Invasive Plant 04/15/19 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 04/15/19 fh_002
Individual Permit 04/15/19 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) 04/15/2019 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 04/15/2019 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 04/15/2019 cp_gp01 PDF
GP2 Beach/Dune Maintenance Activities 04/15/2019 cp_gp02 PDF
GP3 Voluntary Reconstruction Certain Residential/Commercial Dev 04/15/2019 cp_gp03 PDF
GP4 Development 1 or 2 SFH/Duplexes 04/15/2019 cp_gp04 PDF
GP5 Expansion or Reconstruction SFH/Duplex 04/15/2019 cp_gp05 PDF
GP6 New Bulkhead/Fill-Man-made Lagoon 04/15/2019 cp_gp06 PDF
GP7 Revetment at SFH/Duplex
04/15/2019 cp_gp07 PDF
GP8 Gabions at SFH/Duplex 04/15/2019 cp_gp08 PDF
GP9 Support Facilities at a Marina 04/15/2019 cp_gp09 PDF
GP10 Reconstruction of Existing Bulkhead 04/15/2019 cp_gp10 PDF
GP11 Hazardous Site Investigation/Cleanup (CZM) 04/15/2019 cp_gp11 PDF
GP12 Landfall of Utilities 04/15/2019 cp_gp12 PDF
GP13 Recreational Facility at Public Park 04/15/2019 cp_gp13 PDF
GP14 Bulkhead/Fill SFH/Duplex - Natural Waterbody 04/15/2019 cp_gp14 PDF
GP15 Construction of Piers/Docks/Ramps in Lagoons 04/15/2019 cp_gp15 PDF
GP16 Dredging-Minor Maintenance in Man-Made Lagoon 04/15/2019 cp_gp16 PDF
GP17 Eroded Shoreline Stabilization 04/15/2019 cp_gp17 PDF
GP18 Avian Nesting Structures 04/15/2019 cp_gp18 PDF
GP19 Mod of Existing Electrical Substations 04/15/2019 cp_gp19 PDF
GP20 Legalization of the Filling of Tidelands 04/15/2019 cp_gp20 PDF
GP21 Telecommunication Towers 04/15/2019 cp_gp21 PDF
GP22 Tourism Structures 04/15/2019 cp_gp22 PDF
GP23 Geotechnical Survey Borings 04/15/2019 cp_gp23 PDF
GP24 Habitat Creation/Restoration/Enhancement/Living Shorelines 04/15/2019 cp_gp24 PDF
GP25 Wind Turbines of 1 to 3 < 200 Feet 04/15/2019 cp_gp25 PDF
GP26 Wind Turbines < 250 feet 04/15/2019 cp_gp26 PDF
GP27 Dredging Man-Made Lagoon (post storm event) 04/15/2019 cp_gp27 PDF
GP28 Dredging Post Bulkhead Failure 04/15/2019 cp_gp28 PDF
GP29 Dredging Marina (post storm event) 04/15/2019 cp_gp29 PDF
GP30 Commercial Shellfish Aquaculture Activities 04/15/2019 cp_gp30 PDF
GP31 Placement of Shell w/in Shellfish Lease Areas 04/15/2019 cp_gp31 PDF
GP32 Herbicide App in Coastal Wetlands - Invasive Plant Control 04/15/2019 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

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 5/18/2018 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
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


As New Jersey responds to COVID-19, DEP, Division of Land Use Regulation (DLUR) remains committed to processing land use applications. However, DLUR staff has transitioned to reviewing virtually all applications remotely. Hence it is imperative that you include an electronic copy of all submitted materials.

Initially, we also note that the Division provides electronic services as an alternative to paper to allow property owners to apply online for certain land use determinations, authorizations and tidelands license renewals and ownership changes at The benefits of using DEP's online services include 

  • The system is available 24/7;
  • It eliminates printing, delivery and storage costs with paper applications; 
  • It provides the ability to have Administrative Completeness check using online validations;
  • It addresses Common Deficiencies reported by Staff and Stakeholders;
  • It leverages Electronic Payment Capabilities (Paying via Voucher Option is available);
  • Submission of electronic plans (ePlans)- allows more efficient collaboration between applicants and other agencies to review and markup plans, share comments and more easily identify potential conflicts and issues much faster; and
  • All documentation pertaining to permit application will be in one place (within the Department's Enterprise Database) making them more easily available for review by interested parties.


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