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The Pinelands Commission requires fees for reviewing development applications. All application fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. We recommend that you use the Fee Calculator to determine your application fee.

All application fees (checks or money orders) can either be paid online by clicking HERE or mailed to the Pinelands Commission, P.O. Box 359, New Lisbon, NJ, 08064.


Fee Schedule by Development Types

The Commission's fee schedule for different development types is summarized in a bulleted guide below.

There is a $250 minimum application review fee for all applications. There is a $50,000 maximum threshold for all applications.

Please see the Special Circumstances section for any additional calculations to apply to the application review fee. If applicable, the total required application review fee is based on the calculation for the proposal type and the formula for special circumstances.

Please make checks for application fees payable to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission.

If you have further questions regarding application review fees, please contact the Commission's Regulatory Programs Office at (609) 894-7300 or e-mail questions to

New dwelling units or lots; Resubdivisions

  • 1 – 4 dwelling units/lots: $250 per dwelling unit/lot
  • 5 – 50 units/lots: $1,000 + $281.25 per unit/lot for units/lots 5 – 50
  • 51 – 150 units/lots: $13,937.50 + $156.25 per unit/lot for units/lots 51 – 150
  • 151 units/lots and more: $29,562.50 + $125 per unit/lot for units/lots 151+

Demolition of any structure that is 50 years old or older

  • $250

Change of use with no further development (not served by public sanitary sewer)

  • $250

Commercial, institutional, non-residential

  • $0 - $500,000 construction costs: 1.25% of construction costs or $250 minimum
  • $500,001 - $1,000,000 construction costs: $6,250 + 1% of amount between $500,001 and $1,000,000
  • $1,000,001 and higher construction costs: $11,250 + ¾% of amount over $1,000,000

Linear development (roads, utilities, etc.; does not include bridges)

  • $187.50 per acre of all land included in the right-of-way (ROW) + $187.50 per acre of all land outside of the ROW to be disturbed as part of the development


  • $6.25 per acre subject of forestry activities

Golf courses

  • $187.50 per acre devoted to golf course facility

Resource extraction; Mining

  • $1,875 plus $37.50 per acre to be mined within each permit period

Solar energy facilities

  • $1,500 plus $500 per acre to be developed, including off-site development

Wells or water allocation increases in Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer subject to N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.86(d)

(new diversion/allocation increase resulting in a total diversion of ≥ 50,000 gallons/day)

  • $6,000 application fee + $25,000 escrow due to complexity and need for specialized expertise of outside agency(s) to assist with Commission review

All other wells or allocation increases not subject to N.J.A.C. 7:50-6.86(d)

  • Calculated based on construction costs.  See fee calculation for “commercial, institutional, non-residential” above.

Non-PDC Letter of Interpretation

  • $250

Special Circumstances

Public development (development proposed by a public agency)

  • 50% of the fee calculated based on development type
  • Maximum fee of $25,000

Religious association or corporation or non-profit organization which is exempt from Federal Income Taxation under Sections 501(c)3 or (d) of the Internal Revenue Code. This does not apply to organizations that are solely exempt from State Taxation.

  • Maximum fee of $500

Review of any study/survey (cultural, threatened/endangered species, etc.) prior to submission of development application

  • 1/3 of the fee calculated based on development type, with remainder due at time of application submission

Non-residential development proposing to use an alternate design septic system

  • $3,125 plus the fee calculated based on development type

General Development Plan (GDP)

  • 50% of the estimated application fee calculated based on development type, with the remainder due upon submission of subsequent applications for individual phases of the development