Instructions for filing with the Conservation Commission

Instructions for filing a Request for Determination of Applicability with the Conservation Commission

1. Forms Required
  1. Request for Determination of Applicability
  2. Dover Assessment Fee Form
  3. Dover Wetlands Applicant Certification Form
  4. Dover Wetlands Filing Notification Form
     
2. Procedure for Filing
  At the time of filing an applicant must submit the following to the commission*:
  1. One original and six copies of the Request for Determination form and plan (if applicable), or 1 original + 2 copies plus electronic filing.
  2. Signed Dover Assessment From with check,
  3. abutters list from the most recent records of the Assessors Office and abutter notification, applicant is responsible for notifying abutters and provide proof of mailing. 
  4. other forms as listed above.
  *One complete copy must be sent to the DEP as instructed on WPA Form 1 (Instructions for filing)
  A meeting date will be scheduled.
     
3. Consideration of the request for determination
  1. A site visit will be scheduled either before or after the meeting date.
  2. The Commission will issue either a Positive or Negative Determination within 21 days of the filing. (A Positive Determination means a Notice of Intent is required for the project.)

Instructions for Filing a Notice of Intent with the Conservation Commission

1. Forms Required
  1. Notice of Intent application Form
  2. Dover Assessment Fee Form
  3. Dover Wetlands Applicant Certification Form
  4. Dover Wetlands Filing Notification form
  5. (State) Notice of Intent Fee Transmittal Form
  6. (State) Notice of Intent Fee Calculation Worksheet
  7. Affidavit of Service from (State)
  8. (State) WPA Notification to Abutters form
     
2. Procedure for filing
  (See the Dover Wetlands Protection Bylaw Ch. 181-1-15 and Rules & Regulations Ch 263.3C-D.)
  At the time of filing an applicant must submit the following to the Commission:
  1. one original and six copies of Notice of Intent Form and plan or1 original + 2 copies plus electronic filing. The application and plan shall include all pertinent data as required in Dover Bylaw, ch. 181-1-15 + Rules/Regulations Ch 263.3C-D.
  2. signed Dover Assessment Form with check,
  3. signed State Fee Transmittal Form with check**
  4. abutters list from the most recent records of the Assessors Office and applicant is responsible for notifying abutters and provide proof of mailing or hand delivery.
  5. all other forms as specified above.
  * All DEP forms are available from the Commission or at this link.
  ** form has instructions for filing documents (& check) with DEP (see below for region address)
  A hearing date will be scheduled within 21 days.
     
3. Consideration of the Application
  1. During the initial hearing a site visit will be scheduled and the hearing continued.
  2. Within 21 days of the close of the hearing the Commission must issue an Order of Conditions.
     
4. Certificate of Compliance
  After completion of all work a Certificate of Compliance must be requested in writing* by the applicant as stipulated in the Order of Conditions (please refer to the Order for specific requirements of your project.)
  * Form 8A- Request for Certificate of Compliance. 2 copies of an As Built Plan.
     
  Department of Environmental Protection
NERO
–  Wetlands Division –
205B Lowell Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
(Please send only ONE copy of Notice of Intent to DEP)