New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (SWQPA)
Below are permits and resources to help you comply with NH Shoreline Rules
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The Shoreland Program provides multiple services to the public. Permitting staff review shoreland permit applications and waiver requests for compliance with the Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act. The review process is designed to provide a level of oversight for construction, fill, and excavation activities to ensure that projects are carried out in a manner that meets the minimum standards of the act and protects water quality.
Compliance staff responds to written complaints documenting possible violations of the SWQPA. Complaints are triaged according to the level of environmental impact and investigated. A typical investigation involves a site inspection and follow-up with the appropriate parties to restore any violations.
Make the Assumption that anything you do within 250 of a lake or pond in NH will require authorization or a permit from Dept. of Environmental Service - DES
A STATE SHORELAND PERMIT is required for most new construction1, excavation and filling activities within the Protected Shoreland - Summary of Shoreline Rules
Dock / Mooring Permits - Seasonal Dock Permit Fact Sheet for Installing a Dock - Fact Sheet Mooring are required on many lakes in NH - Mooring Application
Beach Facts Sheets - Beach Construction Fact Sheet Perch Beaches - Perch Beach Fact Sheet Slalom Course for Waterskiing Slalom Course Application
Site Assessments are required for the sale of all lake homes - Site Assessment Fact Sheet Point Wells - Point Well Fact Sheet
Vegetation Maintenance within the Protected Shoreland - Vegetation Fact Sheet Check for possible new grid rules for tree cutting Tree Cutting Outline
Shoreline Permit Application, Call DES for Help on your project Shoreline Application Call DES for Details - Permit by Notification
DES e-mail - email@example.com DES One Stop Updates you on many of the shoreline permits in place and the progress of those requested One Stop
Contractors: Watermark Marine Construction Northeast Dock And Barge Center Harbor Dock and Pier Diversified Dock and Marine
Is my home in the flood zone FEMA Flood Map Portal
A permit is needed for a boat lift or a jet ski lift?
Yes, a wetlands permit is required to install all boat lifts and jet ski lifts, including all seasonal boat and jet ski lifts. One boat lift or jet ski lift is equivalent to a single boat slip.
Call or e-mail Department of Environmental Sciences for updated fact sheets and applications as rules may change: firstname.lastname@example.org (603) 271-3503
*This is a shoreland presentation I attended put on by Mr Goodwin the owner of Watermark Marine. I got few surprises in the presentation and some clarifications.
Clarifications - Grandfathered! Surprise, yes new boathouses are possible! Click here for a valuable information
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