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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

Wetlands Board Standing Rules

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 28, 2020

December 13, 2019

February 25, 2020

January 10, 2020

March 24, 2020
February 7, 2020

April 28, 2020

March 14, 2020

May 26, 2020

April 10, 2020

June 23, 2020

May 8, 2020

July 28, 2020

June 12, 2020

August 25, 2020

July 10, 2020

September 22, 2020

August 7, 2020

October 27, 2020

September 11, 2020

November 24, 2020

October 9, 2020

December 22, 2020

November 6, 2020


$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