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Phone: 804-785-5975 Fax: 804-785-5999




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.

King and Queen County Shoreline Project Permit Guidelines

King and Queen County Wetland Permit Submittal Guidelines

Joint Permit Application (JPA)

WQIA (Water Quality Impact Assessment) Application

RPA Modification Application

Submit your JPA for shoreline stabilization or pier projects to VMRC:

Mail to:

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
2600 Washington Ave, Third Floor
Newport News, VA 23607

or e-mail to jpa.permits@mrc.virginia.gov

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.


Public Notice:

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.


Meeting Schedule:

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.

Wetlands Board Public Hearing Date

Deadline Completed Application must be received by the County

January 23, 2018

December 8, 2017

February 27, 2018

January 13, 2018

March 27, 2018
February 9, 2018

April 24, 2018

March 09, 2018

May 22, 2018

April 06, 2018

June 26, 2018

May 11, 2018

July 24, 2018

June 08, 2018

August 28, 2018

July 13, 2018

September 25, 2018

August 10, 2018

October 23, 2018

September 07, 2018

November 27, 2018

October 12, 2018

December 25, 2018

November 09, 2018

January 24, 2019

December 11, 2018


$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