COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 7 – Voluntary reconstruction of certain residential or commercial development
The Coastal General Permit 7 authorizes the voluntary reconstruction of a non-damaged legally constructed, currently habitable residential or commercial development landward of the existing footprint of development, provided:
- The construction complies with existing municipal, state and Federal requirements or codes;
- The construction does not enlarge the footprint of development;
- For residential reconstruction, there is no increase in the number of dwelling units;
- For commercial development, there is no increase in parking spaces and the development is consistent with the adopted Water Quality Management Plan;
- There is no increased impact to Special Areas as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3;
- There is no increase in areas covered by buildings, asphalt or concrete pavements;
- The reconstruction meets the requirements at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.25 and 2.36; and
- Public access must be provided according to N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.5 and 8.11.
You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.7.
If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 7, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a CAFRA Individual Permit. Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.