A permit is required prior to any land disturbance activity that exceeds the thresholds contained within Chapter XIV: Stormwater Management of the Auburn General By-laws and its associated Stormwater Regulations.
There are two types of permits - a minor permit and a major permit - which are defined by the extent of the land disturbance activity. The thresholds for each type of permit are shown in the table below.
|Minor Permit Threshold
|Major Permit Threshold
|Any land disturbance activity (or activities that are part of a larger plan of development)
|5,000 – 9,999 square feet
|≥10,000 square feet
|Any land disturbance activity where there is an existing or proposed slope of 15% or greater
|2,500 – 4,999 square feet
|≥5,000 square feet
|Any land disturbance activity that will result in equal to or greater than 50 cubic yards of material filled, removed, or altered
|50 – 499 cubic yards
|≥500 cubic yards
|An increase in impervious area
|1,000 – 2,999 square feet of new impervious area
|≥3,000 square feet of new impervious area
Within 10 days of submittal, the application will be reviewed to ensure all the required documentation has been included and is of a quality sufficient for review. Action will be taken on an application within 30 days of the determined date of completeness or receipt of documentation addressing comments.