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General Permits

Public notice is required for an application for a general permit authorization and the application fee for a general permit is $1000.00 (except for general permit 1 at N.J.A.C. 7:13-9.1, general permit 4 at N.J.A.C. 7:13-9.4 and general permit 5 at N.J.A.C. 7:13-9.5 for which there is no application fee). 

A 90-day review period applies to general permit applications, except for general permit 1 at N.J.A.C. 7:13-9.1, which has either a 15-day or 60-day review. An authorization under a general permit will be automatically approved if the Department does not reject or deny the application within 90 days of the receipt of a complete application. It is important to note that multiple or repeated activities on a site, which may individually qualify for authorization under a general permit, require an individual permit if the cumulative impacts exceed any limit contained in the applicable general permit.

This list of General Permits provides a brief description of each permit. For detailed information, go to the rules at N.J.A.C. 7:13-9.

Channel cleaning by a public entity under the Stream Cleaning Act 9.1
Mosquito control water management activities 9.2
Scour protection activities at one or more existing bridges or culverts 9.3
Creation, restoration, or enhancement of habitat and water quality functions and values 9.4
Reconstruction and/or elevation of a building in a floodway 9.5
Construction of one single-family home or duplex in a fluvial flood hazard area 9.6
Relocation of manmade roadside ditches to facilitate public roadway improvements 9.7
Placement of one or more storage tanks and associated support structures 9.8
Construction or reconstruction of a bridge or culvert across a regulated water draining less than 50 acres 9.9
Reconstruction of a bridge or culvert across a regulated water draining 50 acres or more 9.10
Construction of one stormwater outfall structure along a regulated water that drains less than 50 acres 9.11
Construction of footbridges 9.12
Construction of trails and boardwalks 9.13

General Permit Conditions
Submittal Requirements for General Permits & Department Review procedures


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