Notice of Intent Filing

Filing a Notice of Intent (NOI) Application

Fill Out Permit Application

  • Download and complete the NOI form:
  • Refer to Section E: Fees from the Wetlands Protection Act (WPA) Form 3 Notice of Intent Instructions to determine the project fee.

Submit Application

Charlton Conservation

Submit application to Charlton Conservation with the following materials:

  • Two Copies of the NOI Application must be submitted along with 2 copies of the plans:
    • Abutter notification info:
      • Certified List of Abutters obtained from the Assessor’s Office
      • Completed Notification to Abutters form
    • Describe how the project will meet Performance Standards for each of the resource area(s) altered. See Part 3 of the MA Wetlands Protection Act Regulations for Performance Standards.
    • A detailed narrative that describes the area and the proposed project
    • Determine buffer zone and/or resource area boundaries
    • Plan that clearly depicts the site, wetland boundaries, and proposed work
    • United States Geological Survey (USGS) quadrangle or other map that sufficiently locates the site
  • $60 Advertising Fee paid by check made payable to “Town of Charlton”
  • NOI Filing Fee payable to “Town of Charlton” - use WPA Form 3 Instructions to determine fee.


Submit one copy of NOI submittal including all supporting paperwork to Mass Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP):
Wetlands Permitting Office
8 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Send Fee transmittal form and Mass DEP NOI fee to:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection
Box 4062
Boston, MA 02211

Mail, by certified mail, the Notification to Abutters form to the list of abutters obtained from the Assessor’s Office at the same time the wetland application is filed. Hold onto to the Certified Mail receipts. You are required to bring them to the Public Hearing

Public Hearing & Decision

Upon receipt of a complete application, the Conservation Department will schedule the Applicant for a public hearing before the Conservation Commission. The Conservation Department will prepare and submit a legal notice to a local newspaper for publication at least 5-business days prior to the hearing.

The Conservation Department may elect to conduct a site visit prior to the hearing.

Once the Commission renders its decision (Order of Conditions), the applicant, any abutter or a citizen group has 10 days to appeal the decision to Mass DEP and the District Court. Instructions on how to record the Order of Conditions (Permit) at the Registry of Deeds will be given upon issuance.