You can request information about getting or renewing Watershed Recreation Access Permits for boating, fishing, hunting and other recreational activities on upstate reservoir lands. There is no charge for a Watershed Recreation Access Permit.

Learn more and apply:

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Learn more and apply for a Watershed Recreation Access Permit.

In Person

DEP Borough Offices

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Borough Offices are open Monday - Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

DEP recommends scheduling an appointment to ensure social distancing at its customer service offices in all five boroughs. Walk-in customers are still accepted.

Bronx 
1932 Arthur Avenue, 6th Floor
(Between East 176th Street and East Tremont Avenue)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Bronx Borough Customer Services
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  • Phone Number: (718) 466-8481
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Brooklyn
250 Livingston Street, 8th Floor
(Between Elm Place and Bond Street)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Brooklyn Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 923-2629
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Manhattan 

55 West 125 Street, 9th Floor
(Between Lenox Avenue (aka Malcolm X. Boulevard) and 5th Avenue)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Manhattan Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (212) 643-2201
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Queens
96-05 Horace Harding Expressway, 1st Floor
(Between Junction Boulevard and Pedestrian Overpass)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Queens Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 595-3258
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

Staten Island
60 Bay Street, 6th Floor
(Between Slosson Terrace and Bend)

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Staten Island Borough Customer Services
  • Phone Number: (718) 876-6802
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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