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Wetlands Permitting
Wetland Permits
Preserving Concord’s wetlands, floodplains, and riverfronts is crucial to our unique natural environment, which, in turn, protects public interests such as flood control, stormwater damage protection, protection of drinking water supplies, and fisheries and wildlife habitats. Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and its implementing regulations, no person may “remove, fill, dredge, or alter” and of the land surface, water, or vegetation in wetland resource areas without obtaining a permit from the local Conservation Commission, which in Concord, is the Natural Resources Commission. Concord also administers a local Wetlands Bylaw and implementing regulations.

Any work within the wetlands, the 100-year floodplain, 200 feet of a perennial stream, or the 100-foot buffer zone to wetlands requires review and approval from the Natural Resources Commission. Click here for a map showing APPROXIMATE locations of wetlands, rivers, streams, and Certified Vernal Pools in Concord.

If you are planning any landscaping, clearing, filling, excavation, demolition, or construction within a wetland or floodplain, within the 100 foot buffer zone, or within 200 foot of the Assabet, Concord, or Sudbury Rivers, or other perennial stream -- whether or not the wetland resource area is on your property -- please contact the Division of Natural Resources BEFORE you begin your project to determine if you will need a permit.  

Click here for A Homeowners Guide to Working Near Wetlands and Streams.
Rules and Regulations
MA Wetlands Protection Act (MGL ch.131 s.40)
Concord Wetlands Bylaw (Article 43 of 2009 Town Meeting, as amended)
Concord Wetlands Bylaw Regulations (Article 59 of 2010 Town Meeting)

Natural Resources Commission Policies

Permitting Forms and Instructions

Abbreviated Notice of Intent (review the instructions on this form to determine if your project is eligible for this filing)

Notification to Abutters under Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (for use with the Notice of Intent, and Request to Amend an Order of Conditions)
No form required. See Instructions
No form required. See Instructions

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