Regional Wetlands Boards

Most localities in the tidal region of Virginia (east of Interstate 95) have a wetlands board, comprised of citizen members, to review any wetlands-disturbing activity. The wetlands board staff in each city or county can help determine if you need a permit.

A current list of wetlands board contacts is maintained by the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences.  The contacts on this website are the best sources of information on any proposed changes you may want to make to your property.

Local Wetlands Boards and Virginia Marine Resources Commission Contacts from VIMS Website