Any work that is done within 100 feet of a wetland, 200 feet of a river, or that disturbs more than 20,000 square feet of soil requires a permit from the Canton Conservation Commission. This includes landscaping projects such as removing trees. Please note that a wetland boundary is sometimes determined by the type of soil and plants found, and not always by the presence of standing water - so if you are not sure, please ask us if you need a permit. Violations of the wetland or stormwater laws can be fined with as much as $300 per day of violation. Please download the Permit Inquiry Form and submit it to the Canton Conservation Department to inquiry about your project.
Canton Conservation Commission Permit Inquiry Form