Coan River: Virginia Waterfront Property Law Case Examples

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Riparian Rights: Waterfront Property Virginia

Jim Lang and his team at Pender & Coward, P.C. work hard to protect the rights of Virginians who live, work, and play on the 3,285 square miles of water in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Jim and his team have decades of experience taking care of people like you throughout Virginia in all matters related to waterfront (riparian) property rights, maritime & admiralty law, and environmental law.

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Legal Services for Coan River Waterfront Property Owners in Virginia

Stretching over 7 miles, Coan River is located in Northumberland County within Virginia’s Northern Neck region. It’s one of the first deep water tributaries of the Potomac River, and flows from its source in Heathsville through Northumberland County into the Potomac between Lewisetta and Walnut Point. The name of the river is inspired by the Chickacoan Indians that previously inhabited the area. Coan River was popular for canneries, fish processing, and packing plants, and used to be home to a steamboat port. Coan River also flows by Lake, Lewisetta, Cowart, Coan, Bundick, Nokomis, Middletons Corner, Hamlins Corner and Lottsburg, Virginia. 

Our teams’ extensive knowledge of waterfront (riparian) property rights law, maritime and admiralty law, and environmental law has helped clients all across Virginia.


Examples Of Our Team Experience Defending Coan River Property Owners

Helped Waterfront Property Owner Get Approval to Build a Boathouse On Their Property

We successfully assisted our client in gaining approval for their boathouse for their waterfront property on the Coan River. After they submitted a Joint Permit Application (JPA) to the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) they received an objection from their neighbor. Our team helped the client obtain a riparian apportionment survey which led to the neighbor withdrawing their objection, and a “No Permit Needed” letter for the boathouse from the VMRC. We coordinated with a local seafood company to ensure they had no objections to the boathouse, and the Northumberland County Planning and Zoning Department, local Wetlands Board, and the Army Corps of Engineers to ensure no further permits were required. The client's boathouse is currently under construction.

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We Protect Your Waterfront Property, Maritime, and Environmental Rights

These represent just a few of the many instances in which Jim and his team have assisted clients on or near Virginia’s waterways. If you have a legal issue pertaining to any Virginia waterway, call Jim Lang and his team at (757) 502-7326 or email him at:

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Waterfront & Riparian Rights Law Experience With Virginia Waterway

We work in one of the longest and most diverse coastlines in the world - 7,213 miles – over three times the distance between Virginia Beach and San Diego. Virginia is also home to numerous rivers and tributaries, and a great variety of wetlands. These waterways include:

Although no two cases are alike, click on the links above to see examples of our work helping Virginians in the waterways of Virginia. We’re standing by and ready to help navigate your unique situation - Schedule Your Consultation Now.

Serving Commercial and Residential Property Owners on the Coan River

The Coan River is a 7.5-mile-longriver in Virginia's Northern Neck region. It is a tributary of the Potomac River. It flows from its source in Heathsville through Northumberland County and into the Potomac between Lewisetta and Walnut Point.

Neighboring cities to the Coan River - Heathsville, VA; Warsaw, VA; Saint George Island, MD; Lexington Park, MD; Piney Point, MD; Kilmarnock, VA; Tall Timbers, MD; Lancaster, VA; Lake, VA; Lewisetta, VA; Cowart, VA and Bundick, VA