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Do You Need Permits?

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Yes, Permits Are Required

Construction of water-based, renewable energy pilot projects (with discharge of dredge or fill into non-tidal waters)

Based on what you told us, you will need waterfront permits and authorizations from:

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Army Corps

Yes

Yes

NYS DEC

Yes

Yes

NYS DOS

Maybe

Yes

NYC DCP

Maybe

First Steps – Research & discussions

  • Large, complex, projects generally require in-person meetings to discuss project scope and alternatives prior to application. Contact the Army Corps and the NYS DEC first to discuss your project and how best to proceed.
  • There are numerous land use restrictions for projects near New York State wetlands. The NYS DEC can help you determine whether your project scope is compatible with the area.
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  • NYS DOS review is not required if your activity qualifies for the Nationwide Permit.
  • If a NYS DOS review is required, you will also need to submit a copy of your application to the NYC DCP for a WRP consistency review.

Next – Prepare your Joint Application

The following is a checklist for preparing a Joint Application. For more details about materials and formats required, review our Advice & Instructions pages.

More requirements for development near a wetland
Forms, Questionnaires, and Worksheets
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Project Description and Justification
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Maps, Plans, Drawings and Photos
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Property Ownership and Permission
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Other Information and Materials
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Finally – Send in your application

All agencies require hard copies to be mailed. Please note that NYS DEC requires 3 hard copies of its materials, as well as electronic PDF files on CD-ROM.

Contact and Address Information

Army Corps
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NYS DEC
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NYS DOS
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NYC DCP
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What happens next?

For more information about how your permit is reviewed after you submit an application, see:

Related permits:

After you receive your waterfront permits and authorizations, you can apply for other permits you may need for your project, such as:

  • NYC Building Permits (NYC Department of Buildings)
  • NYC Zoning (NYC Department of City Planning)