The Inland Wetlands Commission’s Agent has determined that regulated areas appear to exist on my site. What is next?

Once the Commission’s Agent believes a regulated wetland or watercourse (stream, lake, bog, or intermittent water channel) area exists on site, the owner is required to consult a licensed soils scientist to determine the actual regulated boundary on site. A land surveyor will then locate and plot this boundary on a survey plan. This information must accompany any permit application made to this Agency for proposed activities on site. The Wetland Agency will then make a finding on your activity based on this information. All applicants should be advised that due to the high volume of applications, review periods are currently running from 2-3 months. Therefore, you are advised to plan accordingly.