Filing Information

Application Filing, Forms & Permits

The Town of Pembroke requires applicants filing for permits to use the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) forms.  The Town of Pembroke does not have separate application forms under its Town Wetland Bylaw.


Application Filing Deadline:

May 6, 2021 deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021 at noon

June 3, 2021 deadline is Friday, May 21, 2021 at noon

****Meetings are currently being held virtually, once a month.****

All required materials must be submitted by mail or in the Department of Municipal Inspections at Town Hall. An electronic copy of full submittal should also be emailed to mjoyce@townofpembrokemass.org

Step 1: Fill out the Permit Application

For a Notice of Intent - Use eDEP to complete WPA Form 3 (NOI) - edep.dep.mass.gov/

For a Request for Determination of Applicability - Form 1 (RDA) is available for download.

For Administrative Review, download form from the town website

Step 2: Certified List of Abutters (NOI only):Obtain a certified list of abutters from the Pembroke Assessors Office. Applicant or representative is responsible for notifying abutters. Green cards mat be dropped in the Drop Box for the Department of Municipal Inspections at Town Hall or mailed into the Conservation office.

Step 3: Submit the Following Application Materials to the Pembroke Conservation Department: Plan your submission date based on the hearing schedule.  The Conservation Commission is currently meeting monthly via Zoom – please contact the Conservation Department for exact dates.  Applications are due by noon on Friday, 21 days in advance of the Commission’s meeting.

Notice of Intent: It is recommended that you hire a wetland scientist, landscape planner or engineer to assist you with preparing the permit application. Applications must generally include a plan certified by a registered professional engineer or land surveyor.

 NOI Application – two (2) copies Signed WPA Form 3 (NOI)

  • NOI Wetland Fee Transmittal Form and Check
  • Check to ‘Town of Pembroke’ (see filing fees for amounts) town fee plus town’s portion of state fee
  • Check to “Town of Pembroke” for $25.00 for legal advertisement
  • Copy of certified abutters list and proof of notification
  • Priority & Estimated Habitat Map (no USGS map)
  • DEP BVW Delineation field data forms

Project Narrative - two (2) copies

  • Include owner info, address, parcel id and date
  • Resource area description & delineation details
  • Executive summary of existing & proposed conditions with closest point of disturbance to BVW
  • Construction sequencing & staging plan

Plan Set @ 1”=10’ or 1”=20’ - two (2) copies full size

  • Title block with applicant’s name, project address, map-block-lot, scale and date
  • Wetland Boundaries (highlighted in blue), 50’ Buffer (in pink) & 100’ Buffer (in yellow)
  • Existing Conditions and Proposed Work
  • Parcel lines, easements, structures, pavement, edge of lawn, canopy tree line
  • Topography and grading if relevant to the proposed project
  • Septic system, stormwater and drainage infrastructure
  • Limit of work, erosion controls and topsoil stockpile area

Request for Determination of Applicability:

RDA– two (2) copies

  • Signed WPA Form 1 (RDA)
  • Check to ‘Town of Pembroke’ $75 for town fee
  • Check to “Town of Pembroke” for $25.00 for legal advertisement
  • Copy of plot plan with wetlands and area of work

Project Narrative - two (2) copies

  • Include owner info, address, parcel id and date
  • Resource area description & delineation details
  • Executive summary of existing & proposed conditions with closest point of disturbance to BVW

Plan Set – two (2) copies

  • Plot plan with closest distance point of disturbance to BVW
  • Existing Conditions and Proposed Work
  • Parcel lines, easements, structures, pavement, edge of lawn, canopy tree line
  • Topography and grading if relevant to the proposed project
  • Septic system, stormwater and drainage infrastructure
  • Limit of work, erosion controls and topsoil stockpile area

Step 4: Submit your Application to the Department of Environmental Protection:  One copy of the entire submission (described above) along with photocopy of the checks submitted to the Town and the State to: DEP SE Regional Office, 20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville, MA 02347. For NOI filings only, send original check for state fee and copy of Wetlands Fee Transmittal Form to DEP, Box 4062, Boston, MA 02211

Step 5: You will be Given a Hearing Date and Time:  By submitting a complete RDA or NOI application (see items listed in Step 3), you will be scheduled to attend the next available public hearing. Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the Conservation Office. The applicant or their representative must be present at the scheduled public hearing.

Step 6: Notify Abutters:  Once you have been informed of the date and time for the hearing, you shall notify abutters in accordance with the provisions of 310 CMR 10.05(4)(a). Please contact the Assessors Office for a complete list and be sure to include the exact time and date of the hearing on this form. The applicant must present either the certified mail or certificate of mailing receipts for all abutters before the public hearing. These can be left in the dropbox at Town Hall or mailed.

Step 7: Attend a Public Hearing via ZOOM.  Login information will be provided to the applicant and their representatives the week of the hearing. Abutters may watch on Comcast channel 15, or the PACTV On Demand service on their website.

Step 8: Receive a Determination of Applicability or Order of Conditions (OOC) and READ IT. If you have any questions, contact the Conservation Department. Whether a permit is issued or denied, any abutter, the applicant, or a 10-citizen group may follow separate provisions for appealing the decision under the Wetlands Protection Act.

Step 9: (For NOI only) Record Order of Conditions at Plymouth County Registry of Deeds: The Conservation Department will file your OOC with the Plymouth County Registry of deeds. A copy of the original shall be sent to the applicant and representative. Please submit a check for $107 made payable to the “Registry of Deeds” at the time of submittal. A local filing fee of $75 is also required, made payable to the “Town of Pembroke”

Pre and Post Construction Reminders

  • Contact the Conservation Department to schedule a pre-construction site meeting
  • Complete the work within 3 years or request an extension 30 days prior to expiration of the permit
  • (For NOI) Request a Certificate of Compliance from the Conservation Commission and record it at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds.

 

Administrative Reviews

Administrative reviews can be used for small projects that do not require a full hearing in front of the commission. The form is available online. Please submit the complete application and any other documents deemed necessary by the Conservation Department. Email the completed materials to mjoyce@townofpembrokemass.org

For extension permits, COCs, or any other permits please contact the Administrative Agent for further directions.

During this time, the best method of communication for the office is email.

The Department of Municipal Inspections is open by appointment only as of Monday, November 30, 2020.

For updated forms and more information regarding the Wetlands Protection Act click here.

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