November 2019 Updates

Riparian Grant  A Riparian Grant is a deed from the State of New Jersey for the sale of its formerly flowed tidelands.  Obtaining a riparian grant is appropriate if any portion of the upland of the property was, at one time, flowed by the mean high tide.  That portion of the property that was formerly […]

October 2019 Updates

Tidelands Act: Tidelands, also known as riparian lands, are all lands that are currently and formerly flowed by the mean high tide of a natural waterway.  Barnegat Bay, a naturally tidal body of water, is an example of tidelands. However, New Creek, a tiny tidal stream that flowed through the city of Newark a century […]

September 2019 Updates

Wetlands Act of 1970: The land immediately adjacent to tidal water often contains coastal wetlands which are regulated under the Wetlands Act of 1970.  NJDEP regulates activities within coastal wetlands pursuant to the Wetlands Act of 1970, N.J.S.A. 13:9A-1 et seq. The Act required the Commissioner to inventory and map the boundaries of all coastal […]

August 2019 Updates

Why you Should Hire a Land Surveyor Professional land surveyors are the only people trained and licensed to make property line determinations. Many people assume telephone poles, fences, or cracks in the sidewalk are the property corners when in reality they most likely are not. Dividing one land parcel into two or more parcels can […]