Obtaining a Wetlands Permit

Any activity proposed within a wetland resource area or its buffer zone must be reviewed by the Conservation Commission and receive a permit for the work unless noted as an exempt activity in the Tewksbury Wetland Bylaw or State Wetlands Protection Act. Examples of wetland resource areas include – rivers, streams (perennial or intermittent), riverfront areas (land within 200 feet of a river or perennial stream), flood plains, vernal pools and freshwater wetlands like swamps and marshes. If you are unsure whether your property is within a wetland area or buffer zone, please contact the Conservation Agent.

Permit Applications:

Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA)--This application is for minor projects within the buffer zone that will have no impact on a wetland resource area. Please see the following guidelines to help you with the process:

Request for Determination Checklist and Instructions

Notice of Intent--This application is for projects involving significant work in the buffer zone or any work proposed within the wetland resource area. Please see the following guidelines to help you with the process:

Notice of Intent Checklist and Instructions

All permitting applications can be found at:

https://www.mass.gov/lists/wetlands-permitting-forms