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Index of State of Delaware Business Licenses and Registrations

Manufacturing in Delaware’s Coastal Zone

Coastal Zone Act Permit

The Coastal Zone Act (CZA) Program regulates existing non-conforming uses already in the Coastal Zone and new manufacturing uses proposing to locate within Delaware’s Coastal Zone. A Coastal Zone Status Decision can help determine whether a proposed activity is considered heavy industry, or to determine if the proposed activity is exempt from having to obtain a Coastal Zone Permit.

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Department: DNREC

Division: Division of Energy and Climate

Office: Climate and Sustainability Section





Application Forms

Coastal Zone Act Status Decision:

Coastal Zone Act Permit:

Applicable Laws

Applicable Rules and Regulations


The Coastal Zone Act Program can be contacted by email at and by phone at 302.735.3480.


This search covers most of the frequently requested licenses, certifications, registrations, and filings that the State of Delaware requires. However, this is not a fully exhaustive list of every possible requirement. Please consult with the appropriate state agencies to find out if there are additional requirements you must fulfill.

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