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Notice: Proposed Amendments to Application Fees

Please see the Notice of Rule Proposal for more information.


Notice: Permit Extension Act is set to expire December 31st, 2014

Please see our Permit Extension Act page for more information.

About the Division: The management of New Jersey’s lands plays an important role in the DEP’s overall environmental protection strategy. What we do to our land is intimately tied to the health and quality of our streams, estuaries, coastal waters, wetlands, wildlife habitat and our drinking water.

The New Jersey legislature has charged the Department of Environmental Protection with the responsibility to regulate activities proposed in the Highlands, the State’s coastal areas, wetlands, floodplains and other environmentally sensitive, "special areas". The Division of Land Use Regulation, through rules promulgated to support the statutes, regulates these areas for the benefit of the citizens of New Jersey. In order to balance environmental concerns with development needs, the Division has a process for issuing permits within these special areas for projects which meet the environmental criteria for approval.

At any time, if you have questions regarding the Division or its programs, please use our contact page to get in touch with us.

For questions, comments or suggestions regarding this website, please contact our webmaster using this form.

For information on the Waiver Rule, please see the waiver website.

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