Boards and Commissions

  1. Wetlands Board
  2. Coastal Primary Sand Dunes
  3. Chesapeake Bay Board

Meetings​

6:00 PM, third Monday of each month (Please refer to the Public Meetings Calendar for changes.)
​Board of Supervisors Chambers
​George L. Gordon, Jr. Government Center
​1300 Courthouse Road
​Stafford, VA 22554

Agendas & Minutes


​Agendas are available in the Agenda Center prior to the meetings and will be posted online by noon on Friday prior to each meeting.  Minutes are available following approval.

Please Note: Agendas & Minutes prior to 2016 can be found in the Archive Center.

Responsibilities

​The Wetlands Board currently consists of seven members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. A wetlands permit must be acquired from the Wetlands Board in order to use or develop tidal wetlands or beaches. Typical examples of activities and projects requiring a permit include the repair or installation of bulkheads, riprap revetments, and community or commercial piers. Non-commercial piers and boathouses may require a permit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In addition, a building permit from the Department of Public Works is required for bulkheads, piers, and boathouses.

The first step in obtaining a wetlands permit is to submit a joint wetlands permit application (JPA) to the VMRC. VMRC acts as a clearing house and sends the permit application to other interested jurisdictions, including the Wetlands Board. Environmental planners within the Department of Planning and Zoning serve as staff to the Wetlands Board. Once the application is considered complete by staff, the project will be scheduled for a hearing before the Wetlands Board. The fee for scheduling a hearing is $675. In addition, to assist in the goal of no net loss of tidal wetlands in Virginia, an in-lieu fee is assessed per square foot of wetlands impact. To promote the use of shoreline protection methods considered less disruptive to the environment, the fee is currently set at $8.75 for riprap revetments and $17.50 for bulkheads.

Projects Requiring a Permit

  1. Tidewater JPA
  2. Standard JPA
For the majority of activities within the Tidal Wetlands of Stafford County the Tidewater JPA can be utilized:
  • Aquaculture Facilities
  • Beach Nourishment
  • Boat Ramps
  • Boathouses
  • Breakwaters
  • Bulkheads
  • Groins
  • Jetties
  • Marinas
  • Marsh Toe Stabilization
  • Moorings
  • Piers
  • Riprap Revetment
  • Road Crossings over Tidal Waterways
  • Utility Lines over or under Tidal Waterways
Members    
Mary Rust Chairman E-Mail
Dan Adams Vice-Chairman E-Mail
Anthony Pineau   E-Mail
Benjamin Rudasill   E-Mail
Frank Rubio   E-Mail
Jim Riutta   E-Mail
Sue Henderson   E-Mail
Staff Support    
Trent Funkhouser Assistant Director of Code Review and Inspections E-Mail
Ben Foster Environmental Planner E-Mail
Joe Fiorello Environmental Planner E-Mail