Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Conservation Commission of the Town of Barnstable 3-6-2000; revised 3-14-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Wetlands protection — See Ch. 237.
The request for determination of applicability is typically used for minor projects. Advance consultation with Conservation Division staff is encouraged.
Complete the request for determination of applicability application (WPA Form 1) found at and attach the following to it:
Your sketch of the project on an existing engineering plan or GIS plan. The sketch or plan shall be drawn to approximate scale and shall depict both the project footprint and the offset distances to a wetland resource area (i.e., wetlands, coastal banks, dunes, etc.). The sketch shall also be signed and dated by the preparer. GIS plan may be obtained in Conservation.
A copy of the U.S.G.S. locus map may be obtained from Conservation. Indicate project site with an arrow and write the word "LOCUS."
A list of direct abutters and Assessors Map of their location. These are available on the Town Web site at or you may request assistance from Conservation staff. Under Chapter 237, Wetlands Protection, of the General Ordinances of the Code of the Town of Barnstable, property owners actually touching on the subject parcel upon which work is proposed shall be notified.
A copy of the abutter notification letter. Complete the letter supplied to you. The staff will issue you a date and time the public hearing will be held when the application is ready to be submitted. The notification letter should be sent by certified mail, the same day the application is submitted. Please plan on attending hearing.
[Amended 10-14-2014]
Written detailed directions to the project site.
Make 11 copies of the application with items in Subsection B(1) through (5) attached. Submit nine copies to the Conservation Office with the proper filing fee. Send the other two copies to the D.E.P. — SERO, 20 Riverside Drive, Route 105, Lakeville, MA 02347.
Have your project staked (for example, staking the corners of a proposed addition) by Tuesday 8:30 a.m., one week prior to the public hearing. This will facilitate our field review of your project.
Filing fee. Include Town filing fee of $50.00. Please make the check payable to: "Town of Barnstable."
On the night of your hearing, make sure to bring a personal check to cover the cost of your legal ad (usually between $10 and $20). The exact amount will be posted at the table at the back of the hearing room. Make your check payable to the "Town of Barnstable," and please submit it to the Administrator when your hearing is called.