Isle of Wight County adopted its first Wetlands Ordinance in 1974 along with the creation of the Wetlands Board. The purpose of the Wetlands Ordinance is to preserve and prevent the destruction of wetlands within the county while accommodating necessary economic development in a manner consistent with wetlands preservation.
In 2009 the County adopted the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and Beaches Ordinance which is also regulated by the Wetlands Board. The purpose of the Sand Dunes and Beaches Ordinance is to preserve and protect coastal primary sand dunes and beaches and prevent their despoliation and destruction within the County while accommodating necessary economic development in a manner consistent with the protection of these features.
Citizens who desire to develop or impact wetlands or primary sand dunes and beaches are responsible to file a Joint Permit Application. Prior to considering an application, public notice is required along with notification to adjoining property owners. When the Board determines that the anticipated private and public benefit of the proposal exceeds the anticipated private and public detriment, the proposal conforms with state guidelines and the proposal will not violate the intent of either ordinance, the Board may grant a permit. Action of the Wetlands Board is subject to review by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.
You can learn more about the Wetlands Board on the Information Sheet.
If you would like to review the Bylaws which will provide further detail about how the members are appointed and how the meetings are conducted you can go to the Wetlands Board Bylaws.
If you would like further information on when the Wetlands Board meets you can go to the Wetlands Board Schedule.
If you would like to review past minutes of the Wetlands Board you can go to the Wetlands Board Minutes.
Wilson E. Holland
9206 Firetower Rd
Windsor, VA 23487
David J. Moose
6128 Dockside Drive
Smithfield, VA 23430
7136 Mill Creek Drive
Zuni, VA 23898
J. Wesley Brown
101 Moore Avenue
14446 Bay View Drive
15219 Newbill Lane
505 Jordan Avenue
Sandra W. Robinson – Secretary
P. O. Box80
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Third Floor 2600 Washington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
Kim Hummel – Environmental Planner
P.O. Box 80
Isle of Wight, Va. 23397