How to send an Abutter Notice
There are several reasons to send a Notification to Abutters under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Notifications to abutters require you to notify an owner or occupant of adjoining property, via Certified Mail with proof of mailing, and Mailform is the easiest way to notify abutters. Here's how you go about it.
- Prepare your abutters' letter. Make sure it's tailored to the town, city or municipality you're in.
- Compile a list of abutters with address
- Create a Mailform account, and upload the abutter's letter
- Upload the abutter's address list.
- Enter your mailing address, check "Certified Mail" and hit send.
For this, you'll be using Mailform's bulk certified mail service. Here's step by step instructions:
There are several reasons to send an abutter's notification, including:
- Changes to wetlands
- Lake spraying
- Property demolition
- Forestry changes
- Airbnb Short Term Rental Neighbor Notifications
If you're engaging in any of these activities, be sure to check the local rules to ensure you're sending the appropriate notifications. Many towns, cities, and municipalities (particularly within Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont) have requirements for abutter's notifications. Below, we've listed those towns (as best we can) and linked to the abutter's notifications directly. You can also grab the documents directly here: