Review fees are categorized by the acreage of disturbance* associated with a proposed project. All checks should be made payable to Comm. of MA - NHESP

*Disturbance means direct physical disturbance of the land surface or waterbody, soil and/or vegetation.

NOTE: When submitting a streamlined NOI application, use the "MESA Project Reviews" schedule below.

MESA Project Review Fee Schedule
MESA Project Review Fee TypeFee CostResponse Time

MESA Information Request

NOTE: This is not a required filing for MESA Review

$50.0030 days
Simple MESA Review Filing (Less than 5 acres of disturbance)$300.0060 days from determination of complete filing
Intermediate MESA Review Filing (5 to 20 acres of disturbance)$1800.0060 days from determination of complete filing
Complex MESA Review Filing (More than 20 acres of disturbance or project requires wetlands variance)$4000.0060 days from determination of complete filing
Linear MESA Review Filing (Projects greater than 1 mile in length)$4000.00 per Priority Habitat intersected60 days from determination of complete filing

Click here for the Information Request Form pdf format of MESA Information Request Form

Click here for the MESA Review Filing Checklist pdf format of MESA Project Review Checklist

Please note, some project types may be exempt from MESA Review

MESA CMP Fee Schedule
Conservation and Management Permit Fee TypeFee CostResponse Time
Simple (Less than 5 acres of disturbance)$600.0030 days from determination of complete filing
Intermediate (5 to 20 acres of disturbance)$4000.0030 days from determination of complete filing
Complex (More than 20 acres of disturbance or project requires wetlands variance)$6000.0030 days from determination of complete filing
Linear (Projects greater than 1 mile in length)$7500.0030 days from determination of complete filing

Click here for the Guidelines for the Conservation and Management Permit Application pdf format of Application Guidelines for MESA CMP

Other MESA Fees

Other Fee Types

Fee Cost

Response Time

Review of Utility Operation Maintenance Plan
321 CMR 10.14 (7)
$3000.00**60 days from receipt
Vegetation Management Plan
321 CMR 10.14 (12)
$3000.00**60 days from receipt
Voluntary Assessment Reviews
321 CMR 10.13 (3) - Less than 15 acres of land
$500.00**60 days from receipt
Voluntary Assessment Reviews
321 CMR 10.13 (3) - Between 15 and 30 acres of land
$750.00**60 days from receipt
Voluntary Assessment Reviews
321 CMR 10.13 (3) - More than 30 acres of land
$1000.00**60 days from receipt

Reconsideration of Mapping
321 CMR 10.12 (8)

Reconsideration Determination
Please do not send fee during initial step of this process (see 321 CMR 10.12(8)).

$150.0045 days from determination of complete filing
Adjudicatory Hearings
321 CMR 10.25 (2)
$500.00 

 

All Fees are as approved by the Secretary of Administration and Finance and can be found at 801 CMR 4.00.

Please note: Government entities are not exempt from filing fees. However, certain projects and activities are exempt from review.

**These response times are Program policy.