Filing Process and Fees

To file a permit with the Conservation Commission, applications are due two weeks in advanced of the hearing.  The list and chart below explains what else is needed and the fees that are involved.  

Applicant Checklist

For Any Permit Application:
  • 9 Copies of the Filing Fee Form
  • 9 Copies of Plans (with existing conditions, proposed conditions, and mitigation)
  • 9 Copies of the Narrative
  • For Notice of Intents, Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation, and Abbreviated Notice of Intent, obtain a Certified Abutters List from the Assessor's Office.  Abutters must receive notification (via hand delivery, certified mailing or certificate of mailing) of the filing and that the hearing information can be found at Ashland Town Hall seven business days (no holidays, weekends or the night of the meeting), in advanced.
  • Issue Checks (for NOIs and ANRADs, three checks will be issued.  Two go to the Town and one goes to the state. For a Request for Determination of Applicability, one check will be issued.)
  • Submit one copy of everything to the Department of Environmental Protection (Wetlands & Waterways Division, 205B Lowell St, Wilmington, MA. 01887).  Mail applicable State Check to designated P.O. Box listed on the filing fee forms for NOIs, Abbreviated NOI, and ANRAD.
  • Submit the rest to the Ashland Conservation Commission with appropriate checks, two weeks in advanced of the hearing. You will get a meeting date and time shortly after your complete filing. 
  • At the night of the hearing, submit the certified abutter list, and proof of notification to the abutters to the Agent for the file. 

Ashland Filing Fees

Permit Type Fee Amount
Request for Determination of Applicability $125.00
Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 1
  Work on an existing single family lot (pool, addition, etc.)
$110.00
Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 2
  Construction of a single family home, crossing for driveway
$500.00 
Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 3
  Commercial building, road construction, etc. 

$1,050.00

Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 4
  Crossing for development or commercial road, bridge, etc.

$1,450.00

Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 5
   Work on docks, piers, dikes, or other engineering structures in resource areas
$4 per linear foot (not less than $100.00, 
not more than $2,000.00
Notice of Intent or Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 
Category 6
  Resource Area Delineation Review
$2.00 per linear foot ($200.00 maximum 
for a single family home, and $2,000 for all others. 
Request for Permit Extension $100.00
Request for Certificate of Compliance Single Family Lot $100.00 
All other lots $250.00