I Shoreland Permit
A permit is required when new construction or construction that modifies the footprint of an existing impervious surfaces within 250 feet from the reference line or High Water Mark. Shoreland protective areas are all lakes, ponds and impoundments greater than 10 acres, all 4th order and greater streams and rivers, all designated rivers and river segments, etc. The Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act (SWQPA) has been protecting the State’s waters since the Legislative enacted the law in 1991.
I What Are Some Projects Requiring A Shoreland Permit?
- Development or Re-Development of your Property
- Expansion of the Existing Structure
- Construction of a New Deck or Covered Porch
- Installing a New Patio
- Septic System, if the current system is not in failure
- Raising and Construction of a New Foundation
Septic systems installed within the protected shoreland of waterbodies are subject to setbacks from the water. Read more about regulations on the location of septic systems within the protected shoreland.
I Wetland Permit
What is a wetland?
By definition, an area that is inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal conditions does support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.” Wetlands include swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas.
Why do I need a wetland permit?
A permit is required for any disturbance to any wetland, water body and/or its bank. ie, culvert Installion, Shoreline restoration, etc. Any developments that encounter wetlands would need those areas delineated by a Certified Wetlands Scientist or Soils Scientist.
I Wetland Permitting Project Examples
I What Are Some Of The Projects Requiring A Wetland Permit?
- Perch Beach
- Fire & Farm Ponds
- Wetland Crossings
- Installation of Seasonal Boat Lift
- Dock Permit – New or replacement
- Repair of existing boathouses and Decks
- Shoreline Stabilization & Repair
- Beach Sand Replacement
I Land Use Planning
Property Site Plans:
Property Sketch or Plot Plans may be required by the town/city prior to Submitting an application to the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and/or Conservation Commission.
Residential Land Use Planning And Site Elevation:
Evaluating soil and site conditions for the purpose of planning suitable locations for sewage disposal systems along with the House and well locations. This is the first step in determining the availability for lot development.
Site Plan for Residential And Commercial Development:
Site plan are required by the Town or City for commercial Development. This process is to show the pre-development and post development condition on the property, along with filing of applications to Planning Boards and/or Zoning Boards for approvals.
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