Chapter 91 Permitting
Chapter 91, also known as the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act, regulates development on coastal and inland waterways. Permits are required before building, altering, or removing any structures, ranging from parking lots to culverts to seawalls. Permits are also required for dredging, filling, or changing the land use for the coastal areas.
The below document is a proposed Ch. 91 License Plan for an existing sea wall, weck, supporting piles and seasonal stairs in Quincy. The existing building hanged over the water, and also had a deck over the water. The new proposed structure did not have an overhang, but still maintained a large deck past the high water line.