Marine Habitats and Land Use (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Marine Habitats and Land Use (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Submerged lands in Virginia waters, wetlands, coastal sand dunes and beaches

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has jurisdiction over submerged lands off the state's coast and in inland rivers and streams, wetlands and tidal wetlands, coastal sand dunes and beaches, and other shores. A permit from the Commission is required to dredge, fill, or otherwise disturb these areas. The Subaqueous Guidelines section on the Commission's website contains guidelines for when permits may be granted for activities affecting submerged lands.

Policy Contact

Department Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Division Habitat Management Division
Address 2600 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Place Newport News, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23607
Phone (757) 247-2200


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 28.2-100 through 28.2-111 (Submerged Lands)

Authority 2: Va. Code 28.2-1300 through 28.2-1320 (Wetlands)

Authority 3: Va. Code 28.2-1400 through 28.2-1420 (Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches)

Authority 4: Va. Code 28.2-1500 through 28.2-1514 (Ungranted Shores of the Sea, Marshes, and Meadowlands)