Protection of Tidewaters (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Protection of Tidewaters (Georgia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Tidal Energy, Wave Energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Protection of Tidewaters Act establishes the State of Georgia as the owner of the beds of all tidewaters within the State, except where title by a private party can be traced to a valid British Crown or State land grant. The Act provides the Department of Natural Resources the authority to remove those structures that are capable of habitation, or incapable of or not used for transportation.

Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Coastal Resources Division

Phone 912-264-7218

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

Authority 1: Georgia Code 52-1-1
Date Effective 2010