If you live within
100 feet of a beach, pond, stream, bank, salt marsh, wetland, or flood
plain you need a permit from the Commission for any activity that alters
the land. The Commission is an experienced, friendly, and pro-active
board that will work with you to design a project that complies with the
state and local wetlands protection laws. If you are planning a project
in one of the areas mentioned above please call the Commission early on
and we will help guide you through the permitting process.
Altering the Land
To alter the land means any change to the condition of any area subject to protection including, but not limited to:
Removal, excavation or dredging of soil, sand, gravel, etc.
Destruction of plant life/vegetation, including cutting of trees
Dumping, discharging, or filling with any material
Erection or repair of buildings, or structures of any kind; driving of piles in a new location
Drainage or disturbance of water level or water table