Application Fees

Design Review Board
Fee




Design Review

$75


Planning Board




Fee




Site Plan Review (SPR)

      Minor For-Profit Use
            
$150 for less than 2,500 sq. ft. of new/altered lot coverage; $200 for more than 2,500 or less than 5,000 sq. ft. of new/altered lot coverage

$75 Legal ad 
      Non-profit Use
           
Min. $300, or $100/5,000 sq. ft. new/altered lot coverage+$200/5,000 sq. ft. of new GFA, whichever is greater

$75 Legal ad 
 
      Major For-Profit Use
 
Min. $500, or $150/5,000sq. ft. new/altered lot coverage+$300/5,000sq. ft. of new GFA,
whichever is greater

$75 Legal ad 
 
Site Plan Review for Cluster Subdivision

$1,000 

$75 Legal ad 

Planning Board Special Permit (SPP)

$200

$75 Legal ad 
Zoning Board of Appeals




Fee




High Impact Uses
  • PURDS
  • Residential uses with more than six units (ex.: Town houses, apartments, subdividable / converted dwellings, hotels or motels, hostels, congregate housing for the elderly or disabled, fraternities / sororities)
  • Institutional Uses (ex.: Medical or residential institutions, cemetery, private lodge, or club)
  • Government and public service uses
  • Research and industrial uses
           
Non-residential:
 $500

Residential:
$300 + $50/new dwelling unit
           
$75 Legal ad







Moderate Impact Uses
  • Residential uses with six or fewer units (ex: Town houses, apartments, subdividable / converted dwellings, hotels or motels, inns, hostels, two-family detached)
  • Dwelling units in combination with stores or other permitted business or commercial uses
  • Lodgers / boarders / roomers / bed and breakfast
  • Supplemental apartments
  • Retail, business, and consumer service uses
  • Motor vehicle related uses
  • Extensive uses
  • Flag lots  
Non-residential:
$300

Residential:
$150 + $50 / new dwelling unit

Flag lots:
$150 per flag lot

$75 Legal ad
 





Low Impact Uses
  • Applications for/by owner-occupied single family properties - ex: accessory uses, other than supplemental apartments, fences, signs
$50
 
$75 Legal ad           
 


 
Other
 
  • Variances  
  • Appeals from a decision of the Building Commissioner
  • Amendments or modifications to existing permits= Same fee as use

 Variances:
$300

Appeal decision by Building Commissioner:
 $110
 
            
Comprehensive Permits and Affordable Housing Projects* Fee




Limited dividend organizations $9 per unit           


Non-profit organizations $3 per unit


Public agencies and Local: Local Initiative pursuant to 760 CMR 45.00
*Projects including 10% or more affordable units as defined under Section 12.20, Amherst Zoning Bylaw are considered Affordable Housing Projects.


$0

*$500 + $50/new dwelling unit


Town Projects

The application fee for certain Town projects may be waived administratively by the Director of Conservation and Development.



Subdivisions




Fee




Form A / ANR             $100/first two lots + $25 for each
extra lot beyond two


Form B - Preliminary $500 + $75/lot             
           
Form C - Definitive $1,000 + $150/lot            
            
Form C - Definitive w/o Preliminary $2,000 + $200/lot            
           
Form C - Amendment $500 + $100/affected lot                   
           
Inspection $8/linear foot of new road
 
Scenic Roads
None 
Historical Commission




Fee




Demolition Delay Review (DDA) $50