Wetlands Board

City offices are now open to the public.

Electronic/digital submission of applications and other materials is encouraged whenever feasible. Consult the Staff Directory or the specific subject page for staff contact information.

Mailed items can be sent to:

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information. Please note that a signed credit card authorization form is required to be submitted before a credit card payment can be processed.

Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.

Staff Directory

UPDATED 2021 Wetlands Board Meeting Schedule

Effective July 1, 2021, all boards and commissions will be meeting in person in the City Hall Building. See below for specifics.

Meetings

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of each month
  • Meetings are held in the 6th Floor Conference Room in the Portsmouth City Hall Building at 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.
  • Parties wishing to provide comments on specific agenda items may send comments via fax to 757-393-5223, or by mail to the Planning Department, 801 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, or by email to porters@portsmouthva.gov. Please submit correspondence prior to the public hearing day.

Meeting Schedule

Note: Applications and all supporting materials must be received six (6) weeks prior to the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Douglas Union - Chair
  • Jennifer Monument – Vice-Chair
  • Donald Smith
  • Rich Calvert 
  • Ellen Comstock
  • Patrick Goold
  • Shekinah Bamberg

Mission Statement

The Board endeavors to preserve and prevent the despoliation of Portsmouth’s wetland areas while accommodating necessary economic development and shoreline stabilization in a manner consistent with wetland preservation. 

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