3rd Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 p.m. (CBPA Board)
Human Resources Training Room
4th Floor, City Hall Building
Beginning August 1, 2012 tidal wetlands Joint Permit Applications (JPA's) will no longer be managed by the City of Chesapeake and will revert directly to the state Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) and the Army Corps of Engineers for action. The current combined City of Chesapeake Wetlands/Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board (Wetlands/CBPA Board) will be changed to the City of Chesapeake CBPA Board where CBPA issues will still be heard.
In order to be proactive and continue assistance to the citizens of Chesapeake, relating to wetlands development and best management practices, the City of Chesapeake will utilize the Water Stewards program through our local Agricultural Extension Service. The Water Stewards will assist private homeowners in managing storm water runoff and shoreline erosion, and will recommend to the homeowner the best approach to shoreline stabilization. They will also recommend to the homeowner if a JPA (to be submitted by the homeowner or their agent directly to the VMRC) is required. Contact the Agricultural Extension Service at 757-382-6348 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
For those areas that are out of tidal wetlands, but a structure or other impacts are proposed within the 100' protected Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) buffer, a CBPA permit will still be required from the Department of Planning at 757-382-6042.
Building and zoning permits are still required for wetlands projects and those projects within the CBPA. Contact the Department of Development and Permits at 757-382-6018 for these permits.
For tree issues in the CBPA, contact the Landscape Office of the Department of Development and Permits at 757-382-6531.
What is the CBPA Board?
The CBPA Board is a nine (9) member board appointed by the City Council. The CBPA Board reviews and makes decisions regarding Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) exceptions, appeals and violations.
Note: Projects requiring Joint Permit Application may also require a CBPA Exception.