Express Permitting

What is the Express Permitting Program?

The Express Permitting Program offers a more timely review process for a number of environmental permits required for development. This program offers quicker permit decisions and certifications as well as consultation to identify necessary environmental requirements. Higher fees are charged to support additional staff for the express review. A pre-application meeting is required and a well-documented application with supporting technical information is necessary for a thorough and swift review. Multiple permits that may be required for a project may be reviewed concurrently.

Express Program Options

Express Fees and Form

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*The Coastal Area Management Act allows the Division of Coastal Management 75 days from the date the field representative accepts the application as complete to take action on a major development permit. This period can be extended for an additional 75 days if more time is needed to review the proposed project.

Contact Us

To schedule an Express Review contact an environmental assistance coordinator in your area.

N.C. DEQ Regional Offices