DEP DEVELOPS ELECTRONIC PERMIT SYSTEM TO PROVIDE INCREASED CUSTOMER SERVICE
As part of its continued commitment to customer service and transformation, the Division of Land Use Regulation has initiated electronic services that will allow property owners to apply on-line for certain Coastal General Permits and certain Freshwater Wetlands Permits as well as Tidelands License renewals.
|Please note that for the Coastal and Freshwater Wetlands permits, you must follow all instructions on the LURP form and maintain a complete copy of the application including all necessary notices to neighbors and municipalities. You can go directly to the e-permitting system by clicking on the epermitting button to the right, or on the main Land Use webpage in the right "quick links" column.
Coastal Permits: The new freshwater wetlands permit program is the second round for the DEP's Land Use Regulation; the two Coastal General Permits that went on-line last year are GP 14 and GP 19. Please note: There is a difference between the GP-14 E-Permit and the regular GP 14 permit. The E-Permit only allows for replacement in the exact same place, no further waterward than the existing bulkhead. Property owners or their contractors will be able to apply on-line for permits and within minutes get decisions on projects to replace bulkheads with identically sized bulkheads or to replace docks in man-made lagoons.
Freshwater Wetlands Permits: The public can also apply on-line for two types of freshwater wetland permits - a GP-8 for house addition where the addition is connected to the existing structure and a GP-25 for replacement of a malfunctioning septic system. As with the previous on-line permits, applicants are required to answer a short list of questions and certify their responses as truthful and accurate. If approvable the applicant will be issued an automated approval of their permit. Users may access the e-permitting system at http://njdeponline.com/. Follow the registration process and create an account. When setting up your profile, select Land Use Permitting. Instructions are available at this web site, or you may call the Land Use hot line at (609) 777-0454.
Tidelands License Renewal Service: This service allows people with a Tidelands License that has expired or that is expiring in the next 6 months to submit an on-line renewal application. License holders with licenses for Residential Structures in Water, Bulkhead Extensions or Fill, Commercial/Industrial structures in water, Bridges, Boat/Yacht Clubs and Marinas may utilize this service. In many cases, users will receive an automatic renewal approval within minutes of submission.
For applications that do not qualify for automatic renewal, submitted materials will be reviewed by Tidelands staff who will notify the applicant if any additional information is required. This service aims to improve customer’s convenience by reducing the amount effort required to submit a renewal application and reducing the amount of time it requires to receive a response upon submission of a renewal application.
Accessing the System: Users may access the e-licensing system at http://njdeponline.com. Follow the registration process and create an account. When configuring your service selections, select select "Land Use Permitting" for a Coastal or Freshwater Wetlands permit, or "Renew Tidelands License" for a tidelands license renewal under "Division of Land Regulation." If you have any questions, you may call the help line at (609) 777-0454.
Future Services: The Division of Land Use Regulation is working on a portal application to allow applicants to submit wetlands delineations (Letters of Interpretation) through an on-line system. This application is expected to be launched in 2014.