Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the State of New Jersey has instituted mandatory furloughs for its employees. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture provides various coordination and oversight services to New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts, including those of overseeing engineering activities performed by Districts as part of the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq.

During the time periods of July 13- 17 and July 20-24, Department engineering staff will not be available to provide responsible charge oversight to soil conservation districts. During that period, District staff will be limited to non-engineering related duties associated with the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program. This may result in delays in processing erosion control application reviews or certain types of site inspections.

Please contact the District for further information.

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Application*
*Please note: Original signatures are required for the SESC Plan Application (page 1). Facsimiles will not be accepted for these forms. (Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Application forms take about a minute to download so please be patient.) Call 732-683-8500 with any questions.

Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Application Form Fill-out version

Inspection Request Form
Inspection requests for a report of compliance can be found here.

Exemption Application Form
Exemption Applications are required for projects under 5,000 square feet.

Soil Compaction Test Form
Soil compaction test forms for projects that require compaction testing can be found here.

Educational Materials Order Form
Contact Holly Reynolds, Education Coordinator by email at or by calling 732-683-8500. Education material orders are usually filled within 10 business days.

Complaint Form

If you would like to let us know about a soil erosion control issue please use the Complaint Form as a guideline. Complaints can be submitted anonymously by calling 732-683-8500 or faxing 732-683-9140.

Recertification Form 3 1/2 years
Recertification of the soil erosion and sediment control plan is required if an active project is not complete within the 3 and one half years.

Recertification Form 2 years  (Biannual Renewal for Mining, Quarrying, Landfill & Storage)
Recertification of the soil erosion and sediment control plan is required if an active project is not complete within 2 years.

Open Public Records Act (OPRA) Form
An appointment with Christina LaBianca, Custodian of Records, is required to view district files. Email her at or call 732-683-8500 to schedule.