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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. 01/31/19 lur_021
List of fees for the various types of applications. 09/13/2017 lur_022
Administrative Appeals Hearing Request
"Adjudicatory Hearing Request Checklist and Tracking Form"
10/19/2016 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

General Permit 1

7/18/2018 fw_020

General Permit 2

7/18/2018 fw_021

General Permit 3

7/18/2018 fw_022

General Permit 4

7/18/2018 fw_023

General Permit 5

7/18/2018 fw_024

General Permit 6

7/18/2018 fw_025

General Permit 6A

7/18/2018 fw_026

General Permit 7

7/18/2018 fw_027

General Permit 8

7/18/2018 fw_028

General Permit 9

7/18/2018 fw_029

General Permit 10A

7/18/2018 fw_030

General Permit 10B

7/18/2018 fw_031

General Permit 11

7/18/2018 fw_032

General Permit 12

7/18/2018 fw_033

General Permit 13

7/18/2018 fw_034

General Permit 14

7/18/2018 fw_035

General Permit 15

7/18/2018 fw_036

General Permit 16

7/18/2018 fw_037

General Permit 17

7/18/2018 fw_038

General Permit 17A

7/18/2018 fw_039

General Permit 18

7/18/2018 fw_040

General Permit 19

7/18/2018 fw_041

General Permit 20

7/18/2018 fw_042

General Permit 21

7/18/2018 fw_043

General Permit 22

7/18/2018 fw_044

General Permit 23

7/18/2018 fw_045

General Permit 24

7/18/2018 fw_046

General Permit 25

7/18/2018 fw_047

General Permit 26

7/18/2018 fw_048

General Permit 27

7/18/2018 fw_053

Transition Area Waiver Averaging Plan

1/24/2019 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

7/18/2018 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 Acitivity Waiver

1/24/2019 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
Attachment E - Hardship Transition Area Waiver 7/18/2018 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
Applicability Determination 06/20/16 fh_001
General Permit #1 06/20/16 fh_003
General Permit #2 06/28/18 fh_013
General Permit #3 06/28/18 fh_014
General Permit #4 06/28/18 fh_015
General Permit #5 06/28/18 fh_016
General Permit #6 06/28/18 fh_017
General Permit #7 06/28/18 fh_018
General Permit #8 06/28/18 fh_019
General Permit #9 06/28/18 fh_020
General Permit #10 06/28/18 fh_021
General Permit #11 06/28/18 fh_022
General Permit #12 06/28/18 fh_023
General Permit #13 06/28/18 fh_024
General Permit #14 06/28/18 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 06/28/18 fh_002
Individual Permit 01/07/19 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
Waterfront Development and/or Coastal Wetlands Individual Permit (WFD IP) 06/2018 cp_001 Word
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 06/2018 cp_011 Word
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
Amusement pier expansion 06/2018 cp_gp01 PDF
Beach and dune maintenance activities 06/2018 cp_gp02 PDF
Voluntary reconstruction of certain residential or commercial development 06/2018 cp_gp03 PDF
Development of one or two single-family homes or duplexes 06/2018 cp_gp04 PDF
Expansion or reconstruction (with or without expansion) of a single-family home or duplex 06/2018 cp_gp05 PDF
Construction of a bulkhead and placement of associated fill on a man-made lagoon 05/2018 cp_gp06 PDF
Construction of a revetment at a single-family home or duplex lot
06/2018 cp_gp07 PDF
Construction of gabions at a single-family or duplex lot 06/2018 cp_gp08 PDF
Construction of support facilities at legally existing and operating marinas 06/2018 cp_gp09 PDF
Reconstruction of a legally existing functioning bulkhead 06/2018 cp_gp10 PDF
Investigation, cleanup, removal or remediation of hazardous substances 06/2018 cp_gp11 PDF
Landfall of utilities 06/2018 cp_gp12 PDF
Construction of recreational facilities at public parks 06/2018 cp_gp13 PDF
Bulkhead construction and placement of associated fill at a single-family home or duplex lot 06/2018 cp_gp14 PDF
Construction of piers, docks, jet ski ramps, pilings and boatlifts in man-made lagoons 06/2018 cp_gp15 PDF
Minor maintenance dredging in man-made lagoons 06/2018 cp_gp16 PDF
Stabilization of eroded shorelines 06/2018 cp_gp17 PDF
Avian nesting structures 06/2018 cp_gp18 PDF
Modification of existing electrical substations 06/2018 cp_gp19 PDF
Legalization of the filling of tidelands 06/2018 cp_gp20 PDF
Construction of telecommunication towers 06/2018 cp_gp21 PDF
Construction of certain structures related to the tourism industry at hotels and motels, commercial developments and multi-family residential developments over 75 units 06/2018 cp_gp22 PDF
Geotechnical survey borings 06/2018 cp_gp23 PDF
Habitat creation, restoration, enhancement and living shoreline activities 06/2018 cp_gp24 PDF
Construction of one to three wind turbines less than 200 feet in height and having a cumulative rotor swept area no greater than 4,000 square feet 06/2018 cp_gp25 PDF
Construction of wind turbines less than 250 feet in height and having a cumulative rotor swept area no greater than 20,000 square feet 06/2018 cp_gp26 PDF
Dredging of sand from a man-made lagoon deposited as a result of a storm event for which the Governor declared a State of Emergency 06/2018 cp_gp27 PDF
Dredging of material from a waterway at a residential or commercial development deposited as a result of the failure of a bulkhead as a consequence of a storm event for which the Governor declared a State of Emergency 06/2018 cp_gp28 PDF
Dredging and management of material from a marina deposited as a result of a storm event for which the Governor declared a state of Emergency 06/2018 cp_gp29 PDF
Commercial shellfish aquaculture activities 06/2018 cp_gp30 PDF
Placement of shell within shellfish lease areas 06/2018 cp_gp31 PDF
Application of pesticide within coastal wetlands to control invasive plant species 06/2018 cp_gp32 PDF
Sediment Sampling and Analysis Plan (SSAP) for proposed dredging projects 06/06/18 cp_035 Word
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
Application Forms with Instruction & Guidance Updated File Name Format
License Application Package 11/16/2018 TD_028
Grant Application Package 11/16/2018 TD_026
Statement of No Internest (SNI) Application Package 11/16/2018 TD_029
Lease Application Package 11/16/2018 TD_027
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 Stuctures 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 01/31/18 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 01/31/18 mit_009
Monetary Contribution Proposal 01/31/18 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
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 7/2014 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
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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