Term Easements

Term easements are generated as a requisite of non-profit organizations receiving capital grants from the Trust in excess of $50,000.  Easements are currently not required from municipal, county, or state grant recipients; however, there are some term easements dating from the 1990s that are still in effect for properties owned by municipal, county or state governments.

Non-profit organizations or agencies of governments with term easements still in effect must provide an easement report to the New Jersey Historic Trust annually until the term of the easement expires.  These annual reports, referred to as Schedule D, are due on the anniversary that the grant was closed.  Additionally, any work proposed on features protected by the easement must first be reviewed and approved by the New Jersey Historic Trust.  You can request approval for a project by submitting a completed Request for Approval Form, referred to as Schedule E