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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Wetlands Bureau
Wetlands Routine Roadway and Railway Maintenance Notification

To protect and preserve submerged lands under tidal and freshwaters and its wetlands (both salt water and fresh-water) from unregulated alteration that would adversely affect the natural ability of wetlands to absorb flood waters, treat stormwater and recharge groundwater supplies, impact fish and wildlife of significant value and depreciate or obstruct the commerce, recreation and the aesthetic enjoyment of the public.

Applies to Minimum Impact Projects involving the maintenance of existing roadways or railway corridors.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 482-A:3, XVI Excavating and Dredging Permit; Certain Exemptions
Env-Wt 303.05(q), Projects That do Not Require a Permit (see Env-Wt 100-900 Wetlands Rules)

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There is no fee associated with this application.

Processing Time
Work may commence 5 days after the Wetlands Bureau receives a complete notification.

Five years with opportunity for one extension of five years, if certain conditions are met as noted under RSA 482-A:3, XIV-a SB 38 (2011); except as noted under Env-Wt 502.01 General Conditions Applicable To All Permits/Duration of Permit (see Env-Wt 100-900 Wetlands Rules).

A new notification must be submitted if there are modifications or amendments.


Any person aggrieved by a final decision of the Wetlands Program can appeal the decision to the Wetlands Council in accordance with RSA 21-O:5-a .

Status of Current Applications
Notifications that have been deemed complete can be located using the Wetland and Shoreland Permit Application Status Check.

More Information
Please review the requirements for filing a complete application at How to Ensure Your Permit Application is Accepted.
Note that an evaluation for the presence threatened and endangered species from the Natural Heritage Bureau is required.
Routine roadway maintenance must be done in accordance with Best management Practices for Routine Roadway Maintenance Activities in New Hampshire Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Contact Us
Wetlands Bureau at (603) 271-2147



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