Permit Information

The Joint Permit Application (JPA) is a combined application for state, federal and local agencies for activities within wetlands or waters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although each separate agency is responsible for their particular statutes, regulations and issuance of their specific permits, the JPA process is designed to streamline the application process for an applicant.
Activities requiring review through the JPA process include but are not limited to:
  • aquaculture facilities
  • beach nourishment
  • boat ramps
  • boathouses
  • boatlifts
  • breakwaters
  • bulkheads
  • dredging
  • filling waters of the US or wetlands
  • groins
  • jetties
  • marinas
  • marsh toe stabilizations
  • moorings
  • piers
  • road crossings over tidal waterways
  • stone revetments
  • stream restoration projects

The primary agencies involved through the JPA process are:

The aforementioned agencies will coordinate with the following additional agencies if the impacts of a project so warrant: