Metal Detecting Locations

Metal Detecting Locations

New York Metal Detecting

Metal Detecting Locations


Where can I metal detect?

 

Want to know some metal detecting locations?  We would all like to know of some places to metal detect.   Here we will give you some tips and ideas on where you can metal detect.  Before ever metal detecting on public land, make sure you know your local and state metal detecting laws.  Metal detecting on private property and most public properties should ONLY be done with the property owners permission first.  Whether you are metal detecting on public land or private property you should always follow and understand the metal detecting code of ethics.

 

The following information should give you some ideas of possible metal detecting locations.  It is your responsibility to find out if a certain location allows or prohibits metal detecting.   If you metal detect in illegal locations you can be subject to prosecution.

 


 

Public Properties

 

Parks
Playgrounds
Beaches
Sport Complexes/Fields
Churches
Stores
Swimming Areas

 

Public Parks

Public parks may or may not be a place where you can metal detect.  Some parks will allow metal detecting by permit only.  Some may not allow metal detecting at all.  Look for signs at the park to see if any rules are posted regarding metal detecting.  If there are no signs prohibiting metal detecting, don’t assume that you can metal detect here.  You should research who owns the park.  Public parks can be owned by a village, town, county, city, state or federal government.  Some public parks can even be privately owned and just open to the public.  Once you find out who owns the park, you will need to find out if they allow metal detecting by contacting the local village, town, county, or city clerk’s office.

New York State Parks with historic sites are off limits to metal detecting.  State parks without historic sites are open to metal detecting by permit only.  Visit the following link for more information:

https://parks.ny.gov/inside-our-agency/documents/Permits/MetalDetectorApplicationAndPermit.pdf

New York State Forest Land is off limits to metal detecting.

New York City Parks require a permit to metal detect.  Visit the following link for more information:

https://www.nycgovparks.org/permits/metal-detector

 

Public Beaches

Public beaches may or may not be a place where you can metal detect.  Some beaches will allow metal detecting by permit only.  Some may not allow metal detecting at all.  Look for signs at the beach to see if any rules are posted regarding metal detecting.  If there are no signs prohibiting metal detecting, don’t assume that you can metal detect here.  You should research who owns the beach.  Public beaches can be owned by a village, town, county, city, state or federal government.  Some public beaches can even be privately owned and just open to the public.  Once you find out who owns the beach, you will need to find out if they allow metal detecting by contacting the local village, town, county, or city clerk’s office.

 

 

 

 

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