Development Forms & Guidelines

Conservation Commission  |  Historic District Commission  |  Planning Board  |  Zoning Board of Appeals

Below are various forms, applications and resource materials to help residents, property owners, and businesses in Swampscott with any land use or development work they would like to perform.


Conservation Commission

Request for Determination of Applicability
ResourceDescription
Conservation Commission Guidelines 
Legal Notice TemplateSubmit to local newspaper
MassDEP WPA Form 1Application (which includes fee transmittal form)
FeesSee MassDEP WPA Form 1
Notice of Intent 
ResourceDescription
Conservation Commission Guidelines 
Legal Notice TemplateSubmit to local newspaper
Affidavit of MailingSubmit at public hearing
MassDEP WPA Form 3Application (which includes fee transmittal form)
MassDEP WPA Form 8ARequest for Certificate of Compliance
Fees

See MassDEP WPA Form 3

Abbreviated Notice of Intent 
ResourceDescription
Conservation Commission Guidelines 
Legal Notice TemplateSubmit to local newspaper
Affidavit of MailingSubmit at public hearing
MassDEP WPA Form 4Application (which includes fee transmittal form)
MassDEP WPA Form 8ARequest for Certificate of Compliance
FeesSee MassDEP WPA Form 4
Abbreviated Notice of Resource Area Delineation 

Resource

Description
Instructions & MassDEP WPA Form 4A

Procedure for an applicant to confirm the delineation

of a Bordering Vegetated Wetlands (BVW)


Earth Removal

ResourceDescription
Application 

Historic District Commission

Local Historic District
ResourceDescription
Application 
Abutter Notice TemplateSend to abutters within 100 feet of the property
Affidavit of MailingSubmit at public hearing
Design Guidelines 
Rules & Regulations 
FeesNone

Planning Board

Humphrey Street Overlay District
ResourceDescription
Design Review ApplicationOnly for design review-only projects
Humphrey Street Site Plan & Special Permit ApplicationSame as zoning special permit application
Design Review Withdrawal Request 
Site Plan Review
ResourceDescription
Application 
Application Checklist & Confirmation Form 
Comment FormUsed by Town departments and boards
Withdrawal Request 
Rules & Regulations 
FeesSee the Rules & Regulations
Smart Growth Districts
ResourceDescription
Application 
Design Guidelines 
Fees$1,000 application / $50 postage
Subdivision of Land
ResourceDescription
Form A - Application for Endorsement of Plan Believed Not to Require ApprovalANR application
Form B - Application for Approval of Preliminary PlanPreliminary plan application
Form C - Application for Approval of Definitive PlanDefinitive plan application
Form G - Performance Bond AgreementSample performance bond
Form H - Covenant AgreementSample covenant
Form J - Request for Certificate of CompletionRequest upon completion of subdivision
Form M - Petition for Insertion of Application for Acceptance in Warrant for Annual Town MeetingRequest to accept street as a public way
Rules & Regulations 
FeesSee Rules & Regulations

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Special Permits & Variances
ResourceDescription
Application 
Application Checklist 
Site Plan Special Permit Rules & Regulations 
Zoning Board of Appeals Rules & Regulations 
Fees