Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (Georgia)

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Coastal Marshlands Protection Act (Georgia
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Statewide

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Coastal Marshlands Protection Act provides the Coastal Resources Division with the authority to protect tidal wetlands. The Coastal Marshlands Protection Act limits certain activities and structures in marsh areas and requires permits for other activities and structures. Erecting structures, dredging, or filling marsh areas requires a Marsh Permit administered through the Coastal Management Program. In cases where the proposed activity involves construction on State-owned tidal water bottoms, a Revocable License issued by the Coastal Resources Division may also be required. Marsh Permits and Revocable Licenses are not issued for activities that are inconsistent with the Georgia Coastal Management Program.

Policy Contact

Department Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Division Coastal Resources Division

Phone 912-264-7218


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Georgia Code 12-5-280
Date Effective 2008