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Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit - Application Guidance

This page is for informational purposes only. This page is for informational purposes only. Please see N.J.A.C. 7:7A- and N.J.A.C. 7:7A-13.1, Standard conditions that apply to all permits for more information.

 GETTING AN IP: If you believe that your project will require a IP and you do not know how to apply for one, we suggest that you visit "The Permit Process" section of this website for more information.  It will give you a general overview on the ins and outs of permitting, and will direct you to the forms necessary to apply.
Any application submitted must follow the applicable procedural and information requirements listed in  N.J.A.C. 7:7A-16.

Note: The Department has, for your convenience, developed an Application Checklist for IPs. Please follow carefully the requirements as outlined on this checklist to ensure that you have all information necessary to complete and process your application.

Individual Permit Rule Citations

N.J.A.C. 7:7A-9 Individual Freshwater Wetlands and Open Water Fill Permits
N.J.A.C. 7:7A-10 Requirements for All Individual Freshwater Wetlands and Open Water Fill Permits
N.J.A.C. 7:7A-20.2 Conditions that apply to all permits
N.J.A.C. 7:7A-20.3 Establishing permit conditions
N.J.A.C. 7:7A Link to entire rule

Please Note: The Department has made every effort to ensure that the text of this regulation is identical to the official, legally effective version set forth in the New Jersey Register. However, should there be any discrepancies between the text on this web site and the official version of the rule, the official version will govern. For more information on obtaining official versions of the rules, How To Get a Copy of Department Rules

Individual Permits FAQ

If you do not see an answer to your question below, please use the Land Use Contact form on this website. We will make every attempt to answer your question as promptly as possible.

Q. When do I need to obtain a Freshwater Wetland Individual Permit?
A. When the proposed activity would fill/disturb more than the maximum limit allowed under a general permit within freshwater wetlands, wetland transition areas and/or State open waters.

Q. Do Freshwater Individual permits require mitigation?
A. Yes, all Individual Permits require mitigation under N.J.A.C. 7:7A-11

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