MDMR to waive permit fees for rebuilding, repairing storm damaged structures

20-75-CWS | November 4, 2020

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is waiving the permit fee requirement for the rebuilding and repairing of previously authorized, storm damaged structures until October 28, 2021, provided the structures are rebuilt within the originally permitted footprint and specification.


The property owner must submit an application and receive an authorization from the MDMR prior to beginning any construction. Authorization from MDMR is not required for replacing damaged decking boards, roofs or any structures above the waterline.


For more information, contact the MDMR Wetland Permitting Bureau at (228) 523-4106.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at