Coastal Permit Program Rules (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Jersey

Applies to States or Provinces New Jersey
Name Coastal Permit Program Rules (New Jersey)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Coastal Permit Program Rules provide the processes for permit reviews. They include details on what activities need permits; the qualifications for general permits or permits-by-rule; the details for pre-application meetings, contents and fees; review procedures and deadlines; permit appeals; and enforcement of the coastal laws and rules.

The Coastal Zone Management Rules (CZM Rules) define Special Areas of environmental interest, details requirements for development projects and sets forth the compliance criteria for permit approval. Certain general permits require compliance of specific sections of the CZM Rule, for example “dunes” or “shellfish habitat.” Individual Permit applications must address and demonstrate compliance with each applicable component of the CZM rules for the specific site and regulated activity to be approved.

Policy Contact

Department New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division Land Use Regulation
Address Mail Code 501-02A
Address 2 P.O. Box 420
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0420
Phone (609) 777-0454


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Coastal Permit Program Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:7E

Authority 2: Coastal Zone Management Rules