Notice of Intent Costs


  • State Fees - The state has an established application fee depending on the category that you file under. The fees to the State starts at $110. If you are within a Riverfront Area, the fee gets multiplied by a factor of 1.5. A portion of the total fee gets divided. A portion of that fee goes to the state (half of the full filing fee, minus $12.50) and the rest goes to the municipality.                      
  • Town fees: The Town of Webster has additional filing fees. The fees are outlined here
  • Peer Review fees: The Town of Webster has a Peer Review deposit for larger projects.    This is required regardless if peer review is deemed necessary by the Commission.   It is possible that peer review is not required during the hearing process, but may be requested if a violation occurs during construction.  Once a Certificate of Compliance is issued unused peer review funds will be returned.  
    • Major Project – (Mostly Commercial Projects) peer review deposit $ 1000   (If a peer review consultant is hired additional money may be required.   The Commission will let you know if peer review is required and supply you with an estimate.) 
    • Minor Project – For a single lot (Mostly Residential) Projects peer review deposit $250   (Required for new SFH, not for additions or smaller projects)

 Three checks must be sent to the Conservation Office, the 1st check will be the portion under the State Filing Fee that gets submitted to the municipality, the other is the town’s filing fee and the third the peer review deposit if required. Checks for the town should be made out to the Town of Webster.


You can either notify your abutters by certificate of mailing, certified mail, (return receipt). It is recommended that you contact the Post Office to determine the cost of these mailings. You can hand deliver the notice and have your neighbors fill in our Evidence of Notification form available from the Conservation Office.


This is required by state law before you start work. It generally costs $105. Worcester Registry of Deeds