Wetlands  & Chesapeake Bay

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Wetland Board Public Hearing Notice

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  • Charles H. Carter, District III
    Term expires June 30, 2025
  • A. Norman Hofmeyer, Jr. District III
    Term expires June 30, 2023
  • Clyde L. Miles District II
    Term expires August 30, 2024
  • E. Van Pearce District II
    Term expires August 30, 2024


It’s members are made up of five and each members term of appointment is five years. Apply to participate on the Wetlands Board.

About the Board

Proposed activities within the Wetlands Board’s jurisdiction (tidal wetlands) require a public hearing and Board approval prior to commencement of the project. The permit application requires project drawings to be submitted as part of the application. It is important to include all requested information on these drawings, as they will become part of the wetland permit and will be a measure of project compliance. Once a completed application, drawings and permit fees have been received by the Charles City County Wetlands Board staff, a site visit will be made and your project will be scheduled for public hearing. The public hearing provides an opportunity for public review and comment. During the hearing, the Board may make modifications to a request, or may require that certain conditions apply. Common examples of activities that require authorization include the construction of bulkheads, riprap (stone) revetments, jetties and groins, piers, marinas, and boat ramps.

In Charles City County, activities in or adjacent to a tidal water body or tidal wetlands will require a permit and/or review from on one more of the following agencies:

  • Charles City County Wetlands Board
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Virginia Marine Resources Commission