Water Dependent Facilities in the Resource Protection Area

The City of Suffolk defines construction such as piers, boat docks, bulkheads and marinas as water dependent facilities which can be permitted within the RPA buffer. Any such encroachment into the RPA buffer along a reservoir within the City of Suffolk must obtain permission from the locality which owns the reservoir and also the Suffolk Planning and Community Development Department. Encroachments into tidal tributaries may be subject to obtaining a Joint Permit Application reviewed by VMRC, the Army Corp of Engineers, and the City of Suffolk Wetlands Board.
Constance Pier