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COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 26 – Construction of certain structures related to the tourism industry at hotels and motels, commercial developments and multi-family residential developments over 75 units.

The Coastal General Permit 26 authorizes the construction of structures such as equipment storage containers and sheds, stage platforms, bleachers, portable restrooms, food concession stands, gazebos, lockers, canopied shelters, and wooden walkways related to the tourism industry.  The particulars of this general permit include:   

  • The structures must be removed from November 1 through April 30 of each year.
  • The structures are not located on a dune, coastal bluff or in a wetland.
  • The structures must not have an adverse impact on Special Areas defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.
  • The development is set back 50 feet from the inland limit of wetlands.
  • Public access must be provided in accordance with N.J.A.C.7:7E-3.50 and 8.11.
  • If the structure is proposed on a beach, please read N.J.A.C. 7:7-7.26(a) in detail to determine if your proposal qualifies for this general permit. 

You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.26.

If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 26, 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.


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