Request for Determination of Applicability Process
Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) Process
Submit Application (See Instructions below)
Your site will be reviewed before the Public Meeting. Please make sure that:
Corners of any proposed buildings should be staked
Trees to be removed should be flagged
At the Chairman’s discretion many RDA site visits are done by the Agent. The Agent will stop by some time during the week when they have a chance.
Site Visits done by the Commission are typically scheduled on the Saturday morning prior to the public hearing and are attended by members of the Commission. You will be notified if there will be a Saturday site visit. It is difficult for Commission members to predict how long a site visit may take so they cannot always follow the scheduled times.
At the public meeting, the Conservation Commission will determine how the project will affect the resource area(s). They may ask questions about your project. A hearing may be continued to another date if additional information is needed.
The Commission will issue a decision based on information presented to them.
Once a decision is made the Determination of Applicability will be drafted, usually within one weeks of the hearing date. The Commission office will call you when the permit is ready.