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Eastern Permits Section

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New York Counties

New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond), Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland

New Jersey State Counties

Essex, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and portions of Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris and Sussex

Western Permits Section

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New York Counties

Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster

New Jersey State Counties

Bergen and Hudson

Upstate NY Field Office

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New York Counties

Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington

Regulatory Branch Contacts


 The Department of the Army's Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. Initially, it served a simple purpose: to protect and maintain the navigable capacity of the nation's waters. Changing public needs, evolving policy, court decisions and new statutory mandates have changed several aspects of the program including its breadth, complexity and authority.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through the Regulatory Program, administers and enforces Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (RHA) and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Under RHA Section 10, a permit is required for work or structures in, over or under navigable waters of the United States. Under CWA Section 404, a permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. Many waterbodies and wetlands in the nation are waters of the United States and are subject to the Corps' regulatory authority.

New York District Main Office

New York District Office
US Army Corps of Engineers
New York District
ATTN: Regulatory Branch, Room 1937
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090

Telephone:
917-790-8511 (Eastern Permit Section)
917-790-8411 (Western Permit Section)

Email: NY District Office
Fax: (212) 264-4260

Upstate New York Field Office
US Army Corps of Engineers
Upstate Regulatory Field Office
ATTN: CENAN-OP-RU, Bldg. 10,
3rd Floor North
1 Buffington Street, Watervliet Arsenal
Watervliet, NY 12189-4000

Telephone:
518-266-6350 (Permits Processing Team)
518-266-6360 (Permits Compliance and Enforcement)

Email: Upstate New York Field Office
Fax: (518) 266-6366