Wetlands and Waterways

The DNREC Wetlands and Waterways Section provides permitting services for activities in Delaware’s wetlands, bays, rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and other waterways that might require a permit under state law.

Are There Wetlands on My Property?

Learn the differences between state-regulated and federally-regulated wetlands and how you can determine if you have wetlands on your property

What’s Regulated?

The state regulates activities in tidal wetlands and in tidal and non-tidal waters in the State of Delaware.

State Regulated Wetlands Map Index

Browse or search a map to learn if you have state-regulated tidal wetlands on your property. Download maps of state-regulated wetlands.

Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Permits

Find applications for and information about the different wetlands and subqueous lands regulatory programs in Delaware

The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program, in the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship, provides reports on the status, health and function of Delaware’s wetlands. 

Section Leadership

Wetlands and Waterways Section Manager
Matthew Jones

Wetlands Program Manager
Rebecca Bobola

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Regulator of the Day

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