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Requests for Use of NJDEP Property

Friends Hiking - Bass River State Forest, Bass River Township - photo by Rah’sh Horne The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is one of the largest landowners in the State of New Jersey. Over 800,000 acres of land are held by the Department and managed for recreation, natural resource conservation, wildlife habitat, historic and cultural resource preservation and other public purposes.

Most of the Department's lands are open to the public and are managed by the Division of Parks and Forestry or the Division of Fish and Wildlife. The Division of Parks and Forestry's properties include State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas, and Historic Sites. The Division of Fish and Wildlife manages Wildlife Management Areas

Examples of uses for which authorization is required include:

  • Access Easements (driveways)
  • Utility Easements
  • Rights of Way (Road or Bridge)
  • Land Sales (fee disposals) or Exchanges
  • Long Term Special Events or Uses
  • Construction of Private Facilities on State Lands
To submit a request to use the Department's property for a private or public purpose, acquire an interest in the Department’s property or exchange property with the Department, please fill out the Request for Use of NJDEP Property Form posted on our Forms and Applications page.

Lily Pad Pond in Full Bloom - photo by Galina Bello

For further information, please contact:

State Property Conveyance Coordinator
c/o NJDEP Green Acres Program
501 East State Street, 1st Floor
Mail Code 501-01/P.O. Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420

Tel: (609) 984-0500; Fax: (609) 984-0608

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