All James City County waterfront property owners are advised that as a result of the shoreline damage caused by Hurricane Isabel, Emergency Wetlands Permits may be obtained from the County. These Wetlands Permits are required for any shoreline stabilization work performed within tidal areas. An Emergency Land Disturbing Permit may also be required for areas above mean high water. Normal County permit fees will be waived for these Emergency Permits.
Emergy Wetlands Permit must be applied for within 30 days following the storm. The deadline for submitting an application for an Emergency Permit will be October 19, 2003.
To obtain information or an Emergency Wetlands Permit application form, contact the County’s Environmental Division at 253-6670. The application is also available on the web. A Joint Permit Application is also required to be completed and can be found at the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers.