The NJDEP is responsible for managing over 800,000 acres of land for recreation,
conservation and ecological purposes, as well as preserving natural and cultural
resources on those lands. The NJDEP holds these lands and resources in the public
trust. Therefore, all proposed uses of NJDEP property must be carefully assessed for
their benefits to the public and the effects on natural and cultural resources.
The use of NJDEP lands by a public or private entity, whether permanent or
temporary, requires specific permission from the NJDEP. Although NJDEP
lands can serve many purposes, certain uses conflict with or are
incompatible with the NJDEP's mission. In these instances, requests to use
NJDEP property will be denied.
If permission to use NJDEP property is given, it may take the form of a lease,
license, or land exchange. Additionally, compensation at or above market value
will be required and the requestor may need to submit additional information for
The Request for Use of NJDEP Property Form is a preliminary screening tool that
allows the NJDEP to track requests from one intake point and to ensure that all
requests are referred to the appropriate point(s) of contact for review and disposition.
After an initial review, the requestor will be contacted about whether the
NJDEP wishes to proceed with the request.
Request for Use of NJDEP Property Form Directions
Section I. NJDEP Property Information:
Please include tax block/lot, acreage, municipality and county for each separate lot covered by your request.
If you are requesting to use more than 5 tax lots, please check the box and provide additional information in the text box.
Please also list street address(es), total acreage of the request, and NJDEP administering program(if known).
Section II. Type of Proposed Use and Proposed User:
Please list type of proposed use and proposed user, using the dropdown boxes on the form (or the text box if the proposed use and/or user is not listed in the dropdown).
Section III. Contact Information:
For purposes of this form, the "requestor" is either the proposed user or a representative of the proposed user who is filling out and submitting the form and acting as the primary point of contact on behalf of the proposed user. The person listed as the "requestor" will be contacted regarding any questions, comments, or concerns about the request. You may designate an attorney, business partner or consultant as your primary point of contact.
Additional Contacts: If the proposed user is not listed as the requestor, please include contact information for the proposed user as Additional Contact #1. Otherwise, Additional Contacts #1 and 2 can be used to list other professionals (consultants, attorneys, etc.) assisting the proposed user with this request or the underlying project.
Section IV. Proposed Use:
Please provide a description of the intended use of NJDEP property being requested.
Provide the specified information for the NJDEP property or properties that are the subject of the request.
Be sure to provide as detailed a description of the proposed use as possible in the space provided.
Include an explanation of the need for the use, the alternatives to using NJDEP property, and how the proposed use of NJDEP property has been minimized.
Section V. Project History:
Please provide the specified information regarding the proposed use of NJDEP property.
In particular, please let us know if you or others have proposed your project to us in the past so we can locate any records of that inquiry.
Attach any relevant correspondence with, or approvals issued by, other NJDEP programs or other government entities that will help us evaluate your request.
Section VI. Additional Information and Section VII. Attachments:
Please check the boxes for the available supporting documents and include them when submitting the Form.
Include a GIS shapefile that shows the location of the proposed work and access, as well as any underlying easements as part of this request. NOTE: At present, GIS shapefiles or other map files must be submitted via separate email, as specified in the form.
Additional Information: Please include any additional information relevant to this request. This may include details about proposed compensation, including a deed for any properties proposed to be conveyed to the NJDEP.
Please help us conserve natural resources by submitting this form, and any supporting information, electronically.
For further information, please contact:
Adria Wentzel, Manager
Public Land Administration Section
Office of Transactions and Public Land Administration
Section I. NJDEP Property Information More than 5 lots Section II. Type of Proposed Use and Proposed User Type of Use * (select one) Access Agreement Land Exchange New Construction Right of Way (Road or Bridge) Sale of Land (Fee Disposal) Special Use Utility Agreement Other (explain in box below) Type of User * (select one) Commercial Recreation County Government Federal Government Agency Municipal Government Non-profit Other Commercial or Industrial Private non-commercial State Government Agency Other (explain in box below) Section III. Contact Information Name of Requestor *
Requestor's Affiliation * (select one) Attorney Consultant Proposed User Other (explain below) Requestor's Mailing Address
* Yes Additional Contact Additional Contact Name
Additional Contact Mailing Address
Yes Second Additional Contact Additional Contact #2
Additional Contact #2 Mailing Address
Section IV. Proposed Use Description of Proposed Use *
Describe the proposed use of NJDEP property. Include information on how the property will be accessed and any temporary staging/construction areas. Provide the specified information for the NJDEP property or properties that are the subject of
the request. Be sure to provide as detailed a description of the proposed use as possible in the
space provided. Include explanation of the need for the use, the alternatives to using NJDEP property, and how
the proposed use of NJDEP property has been minimized.
Duration of Proposed Use *
The proposed activity will require the use of NJDEP land for a duration of (select one):
Proposed Timeline/Phasing *
Outline proposed timeline for each phase of the activity (staging, construction, use, decommissiong, etc.)
Section V. Project History Other NJDEP Programs *
Have you or anyone affiliated with the proposed use contacted another NJDEP program about this project? If yes, which program?
Other Government Entities
List any federal, State, regional or local government entities involved in this proposal. Please describe their historical involvement in this project or site. Please provide contact names and information for anyone whose attendance/input would be helpful in evaluating or facilitating this proposal.
Upload any relevant correspondence with, or approvals issued by, other NJDEP programs or other government entities that will help us evaluate this request.
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Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 500 MB. Section VI. Additional Information Aerial Maps
If available, please upload aerial map(s) depicting the NJDEP property that is the subject of this request.
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Accepted file types: gif, jpg, pdf, png, tiff, Max. file size: 500 MB. GIS Shapefile(s)
A GIS shapefile is required for all submissions. If a shapefile cannot be submitted, a GPX, KML (Google Earth) file or a survey drawn to scale may be submitted.
NOTE: We are currently having technical issues accepting shapefiles as attachments to this form. Please send your shapefiles via a separate email to PublicLandAdministration@dep.nj.gov. Your submission will not be considered complete for review purposes until we receive shapefiles or one of the other map types specified above.
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Accepted file types: shp, shx, dbf, xml, prj, gpx, kml, Max. file size: 500 MB. Survey
If available, please attach survey(s) of the NJDEP property that is the subject of this request, or any adjacent privately owned property involved with this request.
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Accepted file types: dwg, dwx, pdf, Max. file size: 500 MB. Additional Information
Please list and/or upload any additional information you want the Department to take into consideration as part of this request.
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Accepted file types: doc, docx, gif, jpg, gif, pdf, png, tiff, Max. file size: 500 MB. Section VII. Attachments
Please check the boxes next to all documents that have been uploaded as part of this request.
Other Attachments If "Other", list any additional documents attached to this request Section VII. Certification Certification * I certify that all of the statements set forth in this form are complete and true. *