Table: 2015-16 Statewide Stream, Wetland & 2015 Riparian Buffer Fees
Fees for wetlands are calculated in increments of 0.25 acres as required by state rules. There is a flat fee for each increment of 0.25 acres; as such, amounts up to 0.25 acres are invoiced at the quarter-acre level; amounts between 0.25 and 0.50 acres are invoiced at the half-acre level. Please note, not all wetland types are available in all hydrologic units. In instances when out-of-kind mitigation is offered as a condition of the acceptance, the corresponding fee schedule applies.
Application of fees:
Applicants who elect to use the In-Lieu Fee Program will be invoiced based on the fee schedule in place on the date DMS receives a complete permit package (404/401/CAMA, as applicable) from an applicant or applicant’s agent or the date of the acceptance letter; whichever is later. Invoices issued by DMS are valid for 60 days. If an invoice is not paid within 60 days of the date printed on the invoice, subsequent invoices will reflect the fee schedule in place on the date DMS issues a new invoice. Invoice extensions beyond the 60 day period may be requested by contacting the In-Lieu Fee Program coordinator. Payments based on expired invoices will not be accepted. Permits may require payment prior to the expiration date printed on an invoice.