Conservation Permits: Wetlands Protection

Register and Apply for Conservation Permits with OpenGov/ViewPoint Cloud 


The Town of Lexington regulates wetlands and floodplain protection in accordance with the terms of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. 131 Section 40 A) and the Town of Lexington's Wetlands Protection Code (PDF). The Environmental Protection Agency/United States Army Corps of Engineers also regulates activities in wetlands through the Clean Water Act.

Wetlands include streams, ponds, marshes, wet meadows, bogs, swamps, and other wet areas, as defined by the Wetlands Protection Act

To apply for a Conservation Permit, go to the Town of Lexington's Online Permitting System, OpenGov/ViewPoint Cloud.

Permit applications will only be accepted through the online application portal. Hard copies will not be accepted.

You can apply for:

  • Notice of Intent / Order of Conditions
  • Insignificant Plan Change / Conservation Plan Modification
  • Amendment to Order of Conditions
  • Extension to Order of Conditions
  • Certificate of Compliance (PDF)
  • Request for Determination of Applicability / Determination of Applicability
  • Order of Resource Area Delineation
  • Conservation Administrative Review - for administrative review by the Conservation Staff (site visit included)
  • Conservation Hazardous Tree Permit - to allow for the removal of hazardous trees bordering conservation land or within protected resource areas
  • Conservation Land Use Permit - for the approval of Conservation Land for event use