Tidal Wetlands

Useful Resources

Tidewater Joint Permit Application (PDF) document with fillable forms (for impacts on  tidal waters, or wetlands, or dunes/beaches.  Activities eligible to use the Tidewater JPA include piers, boathouses, boat ramps, moorings, marinas, aquaculture facilities, riprap revetments, bulkheads, marsh toe stabilizations, breakwaters, beach nourishment, groins, jetties, road crossings over tidal waterways, and utility lines over or under tidal waterways.)

Standard Joint Permit Application (PDF) document with fillable forms (Dredging and excavation projects in tidal waterways/wetlands must use the Standard JPA.)

Shoreline Water Quality Impact Assessment (PDF)

Please enjoy our award-winning video, "Partners in Protecting Our Wetlands", which serves as a great learning tool providing valuable information on the steps that can be taken to protect our wetlands and waterways.

Chesapeake Bay Board

The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Board is to protect and improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by minimizing the impact of human activity on the waters within Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.

Property Information

Information shown on these maps is derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and do not replace a site survey, and is not warranted for content or accuracy.

Wetlands Board

The Wetlands Board is charged with issuing permits for the use and development of tidal wetlands while balancing the needs of the property owners with the protection of wetlands.

Additional Assistance

For further assistance, please contact County staff at 757-890-3750.