Stormwater Application and Fees

Stormwater Application Information

A Stormwater Management Permit is required for any work that fits the criteria below:
  • Any activity subject to Site Plan Review (Chapter 282-6).
  • Any activity that will result in the disturbance of 10,000 square feet or more of soil, or more than 50% of the parcel or lot, whichever is less.
  • Any residential development or redevelopment of five or more acres of land proposed pursuant to the "Subdivision Control Law" (M.G.L. c. 41, sections 81K to 81GG inclusive) or proposed under a special permit process pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40A, section 9. 
  • Any activity that will increase the amount of impervious surfaces more than 50% of the area of a parcel or lot, and;
  • Any activity that will disturb land with 15% or greater slope and where the land disturbance is greater than or equal to 5,000 square feet within the sloped area.
  • Any activity that will alter, fill or degrade a wetland, body of water, floodplain or isolated depression subject to flooding.

Note, if you are filing a Notice of Intent pursuant to the Wetlands Protection Act or Wetlands Protection Bylaw, and you meet one or more of the criteria above, you will need to submit a Stormwater Management Permit in addition to the Notice of Intent. 

Stormwater Management Permit Fees

Activity Type Fee Amount
Basic Residential Application $100.00
Application for Residential Subdivision
or Multifamily Development
$500.00
Commercial Application $750.00
Notice of Completion for
Non-Basic Residential
$150.00
Permit Extension $150.00
True Copy Attest $50.00
Re-inspection  $50.00