Tidal wetlands serve as spawning and nursery grounds for a variety of marine life. In addition to their habitat value, these areas also assist in flood control, improve water quality, reduce erosion, and serve as an important food source for marine and inland wildlife.
Activitivies altering, using, filling or impacting tidal wetlands, such as but not limited to bulkheads, riprap, boat ramps, and road crossings may require review by and approval from the King and Queen County Wetlands Board, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) and potentially other agencies.
Submit your JPA for shoreline stabilization or pier projects to VMRC:
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
VMRC will route copies of the JPA to the King and Queen County Wetlands Board and the other participating federal, state, and local agencies. Each agency processes the application independently and decides whether a permit for the proposal is required. Each agency will respond separately to the applicant.
The King and Queen County Wetlands Board is a five member body, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, responsible for the review of requests for permits for the alteration, development, or use of wetlands. The Wetlands Board also is responsible for the enforcement of the regulations, investigation of unauthorized activities affecting wetlands, and the rectification of violations.
The King and Queen County Wetlands Board meets the fourth Tuesday of the Month (unless the meeting falls on a holiday). Complete applications must be received 45 days prior to the meeting to be placed on the agenda.
$300.00 for residential projects
$400.00 for commercial projects
This amount includes the cost of advertising the proposed project in the public notice section of the local newspaper.
King and Queen County Wetland Board permits are valid for 18 months from the date of approval. Permit expiration dates may be extended by the Wetlands Board upon written request. All extension requests must be received prior to the expiration date. It is the landowner's responsibility to obtain all necessary permits.
$25.00 JPA review fee