COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 5 – Amusement Pier Expansion
The Coastal General Permit 5 authorizes the expansion of an existing, functional amusement pier as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.3, provided:
- The amusement pier was existing and functional as of July 19, 1993;
- The expanded pier footprint is not more than 25% larger than the footprint that existed on July 19, 1993;
- The expanded portion is greater than 150 feet landward of the mean high water line;
- The expansion does not adversely affect or eliminate existing direct public access unless replacement access points are provided immediately adjacent to the expanded amusement pier;
- Public viewing and seating is provided at the terminal end of the expansion;
- The expansion may be structures or up to one foot alteration of existing beach elevations;
- The expansion does not result in excavation or grading of a dune;
- The pier will continue to be used only for amusements;
- The pier is consistent with the adopted Water Quality Management Plan;
- Public access must be provided.
You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.5.
If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 5, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a CAFRA or Waterfront Development Individual Permit. Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.