DEP ADD'S E-PERMITS TO BETTER SERVE THE PUBLIC
As part of its continued commitment to customer service and transformation, the Division of Land Use Regulation has launched a new service that will allow property owners to apply on-line for certain Coastal General and Freshwater Wetlands Permits. Please note that 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.
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 (with some restrictions) and GP 19. 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.
The public can now apply on-line for two types of freshwater wetland permits - a GP-8 for house addition where the addition is connected to 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.
The Division of Land Use Regulation is still working on an approach to allow applicants to submit wetlands delineations (Letters of Interpretation) through an on-line system. 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.