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Isle of Wight County adopted its first wetlands ordinance in 1974. The purpose of the ordinance is to prevent the destruction of the County’s wetlands while accommodating necessary economic development in a manner consistent with wetlands preservation. The Wetlands Ordinance also created the 5-member Wetlands Board, which is responsible for granting permits for work impacting wetlands within the County. In addition to wetlands permits, the Wetlands Board grants permits for activities regulated under the Coastal Primary Sand Dune Ordinance, which was adopted in 2009 to preserve and protect primary sand dunes and beaches within the County.

Property owners proposing to develop or impact wetlands or sand dunes and beaches in Isle of Wight County must file a Joint Permit Application (JPA) through the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The JPA is used to apply for permits from the Corps and corresponding permits from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the Wetlands Board. For more information on the application process or to access the JPA, please visit


Isle of Wight Wetlands Board meetings are scheduled to be held in the Robert C. Claud, Sr., Board Room at Isle of Wight Courthouse. The meetings are held on an as-needed basis on the third Monday of the month at 6:00 P.M. For more information regarding Wetlands Board meetings and procedures, please contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 757-365-6208.


Smithfield District
J. Wesley Brown
101 Moore Avenue
Smithfield, VA 23430

Carrsville District
Mike Klausmeier
7136 Mill Creek Drive
Zuni, VA 23898

Hardy District
David J. Moose
14388 Burwells Bay Road
Smithfield, VA 23430

Windsor District
Wilson E. Holland
9206 Fire Tower Road
Windsor, VA  23487

Newport District
Marc E. Brown
10169 Brown’s Marina Road
Carrollton, VA  23314

Sharon Hart
15219 Newbill Lane
Carrollton, VA  23314

Randy Pack
505 Jordan Avenue
Smithfield, VA 23314

Sandy W. Robinson, Secretary
(O) 757-365-6208

Virginia Marine Resources Commission
Building 96, 380 Fenwick Road
Ft. Monroe, VA 23651
(O) 757-247-8027

Shaunee Beussink, Environmental Planner
(O) 757-357-9114