WETLANDS PERMITTING
SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

All applications require the submittal of at least one project diagram. This diagram should be clearly legible and include dimensions of all proposed impacts. The following lists give examples of project types and limitations. Below each list are instructions for what information should be included on your diagram. Your project may include elements from more than one list and you may need more than one diagram to show all of the required information.

Please collect all necessary documentation prior to starting a new application, failure to do so may result in a delay in processing your application.

MINOR PROJECTS
If your project meets the limitations below and is located in the USACE Mobile District, project verification can be issued by MDMR. For further details on these limitations and other conditions your project will need to meet, read the full General Permit Guidelines.

PROJECT LIMITATIONS

  • Piers & Boathouses: 2,000 square feet total
  • Boathouse length: 50 linear feet
  • Bulkheads: 500 linear feet
  • Riprap: No limit
  • Maintenance dredging: 2,500 cubic yards
  • New dredging: 1,000 cubic yards
  • Reconstruction of existing, previously permitted structures, even if outside these limits

DIAGRAMS FOR ABOVE IMPACTS SHOULD SHOW:

  • Dimensions of all proposed impacts
  • Dimensions of all existing structures
  • Property lines
  • Approximate shoreline
  • Presence of any marsh vegetation

*If your proposed project does not meet the limits above, you will also need to submit a cross-sectional diagram

OTHER PROJECTS

Projects not meeting the above limits for Minor Projects and any projects within the MS Sound or the Pearl River watershed (Vicksburg District) typically require separate authorizations from:

Examples of such projects include:

  • Placement of any type of fill material into wetlands or waterbottoms including fill for
    • Residential subdivisions or developments
    • Commercial developments, such as shopping centers and industrial sites
    • Jetties, breakwaters, groins or similar
    • Artificial reefs, oyster reefs, or similar fish-attraction devices
    • Fill for marsh or living shoreline creation
  • New or expanded marinas
  • Utility line installation or maintenance

Some of these projects will require submittal of additional information such as:

For more information about these submittal requirements in non-tidal wetlands, contact the appropriate USACE district’s Regulatory office:

For tidal or tidally-influenced wetlands (waterbottoms, marshes, etc.), contact the MS Department of Marine Resources:

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