Tidal Wetland Permits, Licenses and Certifications

(Permit Guide 3.18)

  • Effective July 1, 2008, all applicants for wetlands and waterways authorizations issued by the Wetlands and Waterways Program of the Maryland Department of the Environment and Tidal Wetlands licenses issued by the Board of Public Works, must pay an application fee.
  • Joint Federal/State Application for the Alteration of Any Tidal Wetland in Maryland a.k.a "Short Form" (For Tidal Projects Only. This is the recommended application for tidal projects)
    • Notice of Use of the JPA Tidal Short Form (Version 2017.10 or newer) - Required for submission of all tidal applications as of March 31, 2018 (PDF)
    • Download bundle of documents (JPA_SF_Bundle.pdf)
    • Download individual documents
      • Short Form (JPA_Short_Form.pdf)
      • Notice to Tidal Wetland Applicants on Publication of Proposed Project (.pdf)
      • Contiguous Property Owner and Appropriate Local Official Notification and Certification Form (Required for Pier Projects) (.pdf)
      • Contiguous Property Owner Notification (Sample Letter) (.pdf)
      • Appropriate Local Official Notification (Sample Letter) (.pdf)
      • Alternative Signatures Form (.pdf)
      • Limited Power of Attorney Example (Contractors and/or Agents Only) (.doc)
      • Tidal Wetlands Checklist - Information required for a complete application.