Request for Determination of Applicability

In addition to the paper copies listed below, all Request for Determination of Applicability Applications must be sent in electronically to conservation@oxfordma.us.

A Request for Determination of Applicability (RDA) must include the following:

  1. The original and one copy of WPA Form 1 - Request for Determination of Applicability completely filled out.
  2. Nine copies of scaled plans describing the entire site, resource areas and proposed work, as explained in the instructions for completing WPA Form 1.
  3. Topographical Map clearly indicating the site location.
  4. Assessor's Map clearly indicating the site location.
  5. One copy of the above items must be sent to the Department of Environmental Protection, 627 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
  6. The legal ad fee is $75 and must be submitted by check made payable to the Town of Oxford. This fee is for the legal advertisement which will be placed at a minimum of five business days prior to the public hearing date in a newspaper of local distribution.

Upon receipt of a complete RDA, the Oxford Conservation Commission shall notify the applicant of the date and time of the Public Hearing. The applicant or representative should make a brief presentation to the Commission at the hearing to explain the work proposed and the site conditions. If additional information is required and/or a site visit is warranted, the public hearing may be continued to a later date. Upon closing the public hearing, the Commission shall have 21 days to issue its decision in the form of a Determination of Applicability.

Any questions should be directed to the Oxford Conservation Commission at 508-987-6044.