MDMR to waive permit fees for repairing, rebuilding after Hurricane Nate

17-58-MMS | October 11, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said Wednesday the agency will waive permit fees until April 30, 2018, for structures that need to be repaired or rebuilt from damage due to Hurricane Nate.


These structures include piers, boathouses and docks – anything built over the water that requires a permit by MDMR.


To qualify for a permit fee waiver, the owner must have received a permit previously, and the structure must be repaired or rebuilt according to the specifications in the original permit.


Property owners still must submit an application and get another permit before beginning construction.


For more information, contact MDMR’s Wetlands Permitting Bureau at 228-523-4106.


MDMR officials also are still looking for boats that were sunk or stranded in the hurricane.


Anyone who sees a boat that is partially sunk or washed up on the beach or a pier should call 1-844-WE-R-DMR (1-844-937-6367) or 228-523-4134.


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