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The rules and regulations for metal detecting can be found within our Administrative Code 7:2-2.16 Metal detectors - A person shall not use metal detectors or similar devices without a permit issued by the Officer-in-Charge.  The permit may limit the location, hours, and days of use.  Permits will not be issued for use in areas of significant historical or other value, or where such use would be incompatible with protection of hte resource and/or interfere with public use of the facilty.


If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Michele Buckley
Senior Public Information Assistant
Division of Parks and Forestry