The Soil and Sediment Control Act of 1976 stipulates that any project proposing more than 5,000 square feet of soil disturbance must have a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan certified by the local District to ensure that the project meets State Standards. Agricultural tilling activities and certain single-family residences are exempt from this regulation. Please call the District at (609) 586-9603 for a determination of applicability to your project.

District staff inspect the site throughout the duration of the project. The developer must obtain a Report of Compliance from the district before a Municipal Construction Code Official issues a Certificate of Occupancy for the home or project.

Use the links above to find downloadable application forms, a fee schedule, standard notes and other information that will assist you in preparing an application for a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan.

Updated information for Engineers:

2014 Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey - now available in PDF format

Stormwater Contruction Permit RFA application process is now online

Stormwater Best Management Practices Guide

NRCS revises design rainfall depths

DelMarVa Unit Hydrograph to be used in coastal areas

Applicability of the Standard for Offsite Stability to Stormwater Discharge on Cultivated Land

Documenting stability on existing commercial subdivision lots


Soil Erosion and Sediment Control