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Engineering & Resource Protection

101-E Mounts Bay Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Directions

 

P: 757-253-6670

F: 757-259-4032

 

resource.protection
@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

Staff Contact Information

 

Hours of Operation

 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday

 

Messages and Events

Effective July 1, 2014, County becomes VSMP Authority


 

Wetlands 

 

A wetlands permit is needed from the James City County Wetlands Board in order to use or develop wetlands.  Examples of activities that may require a permit are the repair or installation of bulkheads, riprap revetments, piers, boathouses, etc.  Some activities may also require a permit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC),  and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

In order to obtain a permit, you must submit a joint wetlands permit application to the VMRC, phone number 757-247-2200.  VMRC will then send the permit to the Environmental Division which serves as staff to the County Wetlands Board and the Army Corps of Engineers.  There is a fee for the wetlands permit which is based on the amount of wetlands impacted.

There are two different Joint Permit Applications available for use depending on the type of activity that you are proposing.  If you propose to impact tidal waters or wetlands in the Tidewater area of Virginia, you may be eligible to use the TIDEWATER JPA, an abbreviated version of the Joint Permit Application.  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.  Dredging and excavation projects in tidal waterways/wetlands MUST use the full-length JPA.  The Norfolk district Corps of Engineers has made the JPA available as an electronically submittable form.  You may link to the Corps’ national eJPA site from the following link: 

http://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory/JPA.aspx

The Wetlands Board meets monthly, if there are cases to be heard.  In order for the Engineering and Resource Protection Division to review the application and advertise the required public hearing in a local newspaper, you need to submit your application a minimum of six weeks prior to the Wetlands Board meeting.  See information below on the meeting and advertisement dates.

See below information on how to contact member of the Wetlands Board and other agencies involved with the review of wetlands cases.

Meeting
Application
Deadline
Ad Date Displayed
in Virginia Gazette
Jan. 9, 2014 (Thurs.)   
11/27/13
12/25/13 and 1/1/14
Feb. 12, 2014
1/2/14
1/29/14 and 2/5/14
March 12, 2014
1/29/14
2/26/14 and 3/5/14
April 9, 2014
2/26/14
3/26/14 and 4/2/14
May 14, 2014
4/2/14
4/30/14 and 5/7/14
June 11, 2014
4/30/14
5/28/14 and 6/4/14
July 9, 2014
5/28/14
6/25/14 and 7/2/14
Aug. 13, 2014
7/2/14
7/30/14 and 8/6/14
Sept. 10, 2014
7/30/14
8/27/14 and 9/3/14
October 8, 2014
8/27/14
9/24/14 and 10/1/14
Nov. 13, 2014 (Thurs.)
10/1/14
10/29/14 and 11/5/14
Dec. 10, 2014
10/29/14
11/26/14 and 12/3/14

Wetlands Meeting - 2nd Wednesday of each month
Six (6) Weeks prior to meeting

Wetland Board Members

Name
Address
Home
Phone
Office
Phone
John Hughes
Chair
6 Hiawatha Court,
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-253-0874
757-253-0874
William Apperson
Vice Chair
4900 Fenton Mill Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-566-2035 
after 7:00 p.m.

N/A
David Gussman 7308 Church Ln.
Toano, VA 23168
757-566-1035
N/A
Larry Waltrip 100 Lands End Dr.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
757-229-4576
757-229-0434
Charles Roadley 3315 Hillcrest Trl. 
Toano, VA 23168
757-220-6869
757-565-3965
Louis Bott
Alternate
37 Berkshire,
Williamsburg VA 23188
757-565-0585
Roger Schmidt
Alternate
3042 Cider House Rd.
Toano, VA 23168
757-566-1660
N/A


Agency Addresses for Wetlands Cases

Name

Agency

Address

Phone

Melanie Davis Board
Secretary
Engineering and
Resource Protection Division
757-253-6866
Juliette Giordano VMRC 2600 Washington Ave.
3rd Floor NN, VA 23607
757-247-8028
F: 757-247-8062
Dawn Fleming VIMS Route 17
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
804-684-7380
F: 804-684-7179
VDOT 4451 Ironbound Rd.
Wmsbg, VA 23185
757-253-5149
VA Dept. of
Game & Inland Fisheries
Box 11104
Richmond, VA 23230
804-367-1000
State Water Control Board Suite 109
1500 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804-499-9216
Regulatory Branch Army Corps of Engineers 803 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-201-7500

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