Certificate of Adequacy (ADQ)

The Certificate of Adequacy (ADQ) is a new process that confirms necessary infrastructure is built at the same time or prior to the proposed development. A Certificate of Adequacy is reviewed during the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision phase and is certified by the Planning Director prior to Planning Board review of the Preliminary Plan. The request for a Certificate of Adequacy is submitted concurrently with the Preliminary Plan of Subdivision application. 

Pre-Application Conference:  Not Required

Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting:  Not Required

Subdivision and Development Review Committee (SDRC):  Not Required

Decision-Making Body: Certificates of Adequacy are decided by the Planning Director.

Fees: TBD

Public Notice Requirement:  None

Estimated Review Time: Certificates of Adequacy are reviewed and issued within 70 days of acceptance.


Application Instructions

The new Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations go into effect April 1, 2022. Any application accepted prior to the effective date of the new Ordinance will be reviewed and decided in accordance to the provisions of the prior Ordinance. See the Transitional Provisions Quick Reference for more information.

Certificates of Adequacy requests are generally filed and reviewed concurrently with and issued prior to the review of a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision (major or minor). Follow the requirements for Preliminary Plan of Subdivision application submission to file a Certificate of Adequacy request. Fill out this application form and email the PDF along with required submission materials to DRDApplications@ppd.mncppc.org.

Important Documents

Application Forms and Filing Instructions

Fee Information

Transportation Documents

Parks and Recreation Documents

Relevant Development Review Bulletins