About Permits at DEC
DEC is responsible for overseeing many different types of permits:
- Permits for recreation and sporting activities, land access, waste transportation, and several other programs are managed by several DEC divisions.
- Permits for most major environmental regulatory areas protecting New York's air, water, mineral, and biological resources are subject to the requirements of the Uniform Procedures Act and are managed by DEC's Division of Environmental Permits
Questions about permits should be directed to the division managing that specific permit program.
For information on the following permits, please use the contact information listed next to each item or click on the appropriate link in the left navigation column.
Waste Transporters - (518) 402-8792 - Bureau of Permitting and Planning
Camp on Public Lands - call regional forest ranger for that area, see back country camping contact list
Temporary Revocable Permit (TRP) - Permit for a Group Event, Research or Organized Activity on State Land - Division of Lands and Forests
Timber Harvest on State Forest Lands - (518) 402-9428 - Bureau of State Land Management
Timber Harvest on Private Lands - (518) 402-9425 - Bureau of Private Land Services
Access to DEC-Managed Tidal Wetlands - (631) 444-0273 - Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
Sporting Licenses - (518) 402-8845 - Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
Deer Management Permits - Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
Special Licenses and Permits - (518) 402-8985 - Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture Permits - (631) 444-0470 - Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
Oil, Gas and Solution Salt Well - (518) 402-8056 - Division of Mineral Resources
Pesticide Certification and Business Registration - (518) 402-8788 - Division of Materials Management
For help in determining permitting requirements, the Department has developed the Environmental Resource Mapper (ERM). ERM can be used to locate both freshwater wetlands regulated by the State of New York, and New York State's classified streams and water bodies. ERM can also be used to create and print maps that can be submitted as part of the permit application process.
Detailed information on specific applications processed by the Department under the Uniform Procedures Act can be accessed through the DEC Permit Applications (DART) Search, including the status of applications issued, denied or currently under review. This search wizard also provides the means to do searches of applications by location, permit type, and date period. The results from these searches can be further sorted by applicant name, facility name and application status.
More about Permit Programs:
- Environmental Permits - How to apply for a New York State DEC Permit
- Check the Status of a Permit - How to check the status of a pending permit application or renew, modify or transfer an existing permit.
- General Permits - This page provides links to General Permits available to the public for various activities. Such work may be the result of natural disasters or extraordinary weather, or for other activities that have been determined not to have a significant impact on the environment.
- Permit Documentation for Notable Projects - Impact Statements, Draft Permits, and Responsiveness Summaries
- Regional Environmental Permits Information - find the appropriate regional permit administrator to provide permit application assistance.