Permit Information

Permits for work in and around wetlands and floodplains & Site Assessment Information

When do I need to file for a permit from the Conservation Commission?

When any work (i.e. project, activity, construction, landscaping), is proposed within 100 ft. or less of an area under the Commission's jurisdiction, you need to file for a permit.

How do I file?

The procedure for filing a permit application varies, depending upon the location and type of activity proposed. Therefore, it is important to contact the Commission for further clarification prior to filing the application.
Wetlands Protection Act permit application forms are available from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) web site.

What is the filing fee?

The fee also varies from $0-$1000, depending upon the location or type of activity. Information on how to calculate the appropriate filing fee is also located on the DEP web site.

How do I find out if there are wetlands on my property?

You must either conduct a field investigation or call the Conservation Commission to make an appointment to view the maps that are on file to determine whether or not your property is on a wetland.

How do I find out if my property is in the floodplain?

You must call the Conservation Commission to make an appointment to view the F.E.M.A. Flood Insurance Rate maps to determine whether or not your property is in the floodplain.

Department Information

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Department Director:
Director

Jennifer Letourneau:  
jLetourneau@cambridgema.gov