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Living Shorelines: Permitting Steps

  1. Design projects based on shoreline conditions & desired level of protection, not jurisdictional boundaries.

  2. Check with your local county or city environmental office BEFORE doing any shoreline work.

  3. Check with your Local Wetlands Board staff contacts.

 

Illustration of Shoreline Permit ZonesPermits

 


Steps For Riparian Buffer Modifications

Permitting Agencies: Local Government

Riparian Buffer Modifications

Permits & Forms that may be required

  • Land disturbance

  • Erosion and sediment control (E&S)

  • Riparian buffer modification

  • Water quality impact assessment

  • Landscape restoration agreement

  • Building permit

 


Steps For Tidal Wetland Modifications

Permitting Agencies: Local Government

Tidal Wetland Modifications

Permits & Forms that may be required

 


Steps For Subaqueous Modifications

Permitting Agencies: Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Subaqueous Land Modifications

Permits & Forms that may be required

- Link to more information on shoreline permits

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