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
Vegetation Maintenance within the Protected Shoreland - Vegetation Fact Sheet Check for possible new grid rules for tree cutting
Is my home in the flood zone FEMA Portal
*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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