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Department of Public Works (DPW)

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Temporary Stormwater Management Permitting Changes due to COVID-19

With the Town Hall closed to the public due to COVID-19, the Stormwater Permit Application process has been slightly disrupted. The DPW would like to remind applicants the standard requirements for obtaining a Stormwater Permit:

  • Physical copies of the application are still required.
  • Electronic copies of the application are still required including the signed Application form.
  • The DPW has 2 weeks from the date of Administrative Completion to set up a Review Meeting.
  • The DPW has 2 weeks to issue a Stormwater Permit from the date of the Review Meeting.

The DPW does not anticipate a major delay in the Stormwater Permit issuing process, but to keep the permitting process running smoothly, the DPW have made the following temporary changes:

  • Physical copies of the application shall be submitted via the green box labeled "DELIVERIES" in front of Town Hall.
  • Application Review & Inspection Fees shall be submitted to the locked gray box labeled "TOWN BILLS" in front of Town Hall.
    • The memo section of the check should note the Project Location from Section A of the Application so that we may be quickly match the check to the application.
    • The envelope for the check should note "ATTN: DPW - Engineering - Stormwater Permit Application" so that the check may be distributed to the correct party.
  • The date of Administrative Completion will be based on the content of the submitted electronic copies, and will assume physical copies and check has been submitted.
  • After the Review Meeting, and once the physical application and check has been verified, then a Final Action letter will be sent issuing a Stormwater Permit.

Note that the date of Administrative Completion is not the same as the date of submission.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at stormwater@shrewsburyma.gov.

Thank you!


Updated as of April 17, 2020.

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