New Jersey Property Fax

Tideland Searches

Horror stories abound when dealing with properties with Tidelands claims. Home owners trying to sell their homes locked in endless litigation over State owned riparian land. Others still, thinking they have equity in their home, find it wiped out by “back owed” license or grant fees.

Potential deals squashed after months of negotiations by hidden issues relating to riparian rights. Time unnecessarily wasted by Real Estate professionals, home owners, and sellers.

Tidelands are “riparian rights and claims” established by the State of New Jersey to property lying in areas presently or formerly flowed by tidal waters. Tidelands Act (N.J.S.A. 12:3).

Tidelands claims and are found in 17 of 21 counties in New Jersey.

Perform a Tidelands Search for peace of mind.

NJ Property Fax will initiate a search for possible Tidelands claims on your property and if a grant or license exists that may attest to the fact, that the property is free from all State Tidelands claims or is properly licensed.

A report in pdf form is emailed to you within 24 hours, most reports are completed within a few hours. The report consists of the following map overlays:

  • Property Boundaries
  • Aerial Photography
  • Street Maps
  • Tidelands Boundaries
If the subject property is found to have a “Tideland Claim”, a review for prior grants, licenses and leases (instruments), of any claimed area will be performed. Any instruments found will be included in the pdf report.

Tidelands/Riparian lands - Questions and Answers (show/hide all)

Tidelands Act 12:3 (1 to 28) NJSA 13:1B-13.1 to 13.14 (

see Title 12:3

see Title 13:1B

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GIS ‐ Geographic Information Systems

A Geographic Information System (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

NJ Property Fax has all its Tidelands searches performed by Western Technologies Group, LLC. Western Technologies Group, LLC is a New Jersey mapping company leveraging 20 years of mapping experience, collections of parcel mapping, tax maps, filed sub-division maps and engineering drawings to identify, in real space, property boundaries in New Jersey. This geographic data helps WTG make accurate, timely and informed decisions. WTG is a leader in Tidelands and Flood Searches for hundreds of Title companies, banks, mortgage companies and Real Property professionals in the US.