Resources for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information

Information on the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and 310 CMR 10.00

Additional Resources

  • Legal Notices Posted in The Newburyport News: This link will allow you to view, by date, legal notices posted in the Newburyport News. Per 310 CMR, "notice of the time and place of the public meeting shall be given by the conservation commission at the expense of the person making the request not less than five days prior to such meeting, by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or town in which the land is located".
  • West Newbury GIS Mapping: GIS mapping can be a helpful tool to view potential wetlands on your property and abutting properties. Please note, the use of GIS mapping is for informational purposes only and is not a definitive resource to determine the presence of wetlands on a property. The only way to definitively locate wetlands, their boundaries, and their buffer zones is through a wetlands delineation. 
  • MassMapper, State of Massachusetts GIS Mapping: GIS mapping can be a helpful tool to view potential wetlands on your property and abutting properties. Please note, the use of GIS mapping is for informational purposes only and is not a definitive resource to determine the presence of wetlands on a property. The only way to definitively locate wetlands, their boundaries, and their buffer zones is through a wetlands delineation. MassMapper can also be used to view certified vernal pool locations, potential vernal pool locations, mapped habitat for rare species, and estimated habitat for rare species.