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Code of Virginia
Title 28.2. Fisheries and Habitat of the Tidal Waters
Chapter 12. Submerged Lands
5/14/2021

§ 28.2-1201. Ungranted islands which rise from lands which are property of the Commonwealth.

A. Except as otherwise provided in subsections B and C hereof, all ungranted islands which rise by natural or artificial causes from the beds of bays, rivers and creeks that are ungranted under § 28.2-1200 shall remain the property of the Commonwealth and shall be managed by the Commission as provided in Article 2 (§ 28.2-1503 et seq.) of Chapter 15 of this title. In case of any conflict between the provisions of this subsection and the common law of accretion, reliction and avulsion, such common law shall control.

B. Any island or land that is owned by the Commonwealth, whether currently in existence or subsequently created, that now or hereafter abuts a barrier island of the Eastern Shore shall remain the property of the Commonwealth and shall be managed by the Commission as provided in Article 2 (§ 28.2-1503 et seq.) of Chapter 15 of this title.

C. This section shall not apply to accretions to privately owned lands or islands, whether or not they are used as commons.

1991, c. 378, § 41.1-4.1; 1992, c. 836; 1995, c. 850.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.