The Coastal Area Management Act requires permits for development in Areas of Environmental Concern (AEC). You must obtain a CAMA permit for your project if it meets all of the following conditions:

• It is in one of the 20 counties covered by CAMA;

• It is considered "development" under CAMA;

• It is in, or it affects, an Area of Environmental Concern established by the Coastal Resources Commission;

• It doesn't qualify for an exemption
CAMA permits are designed to protect the resources of the coast as well as human lives and property.
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You are in violation of CAMA when you begin development in an area of environmental concern without a valid CAMA permit, or if permitted work does not comply with work issued under permit.  Violations may be fined up to $2,500.00 per day

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