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:
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 WorksheetsAccordion content here
- Project Description and JustificationAccordion content here
- Maps, Plans, Drawings and PhotosAccordion content here
- Property Ownership and PermissionAccordion content here
- Other Information and MaterialsAccordion content here
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 CorpsAccordion content here
- NYS DECAccordion content here
- NYS DOSAccordion content here
- NYC DCPAccordion content here
What happens next?
For more information about how your permit is reviewed after you submit an application, see:
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)