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Shellfish Leases for Sale

Any persons seeking to sell or purchase an oyster planting ground lease are responsible for their own terms and conditions. The VMRC will not participate in any negotiations between the two parties. 

The physical transfer of any lease must be approved by the Marine Resources Commission by means of submittal of an application for transfer oyster planting ground that can be obtained from VMRC or directly from the internet at Ground Leasing. The current year lease rent must be paid in order to transfer an oyster planting ground lease. The administrative cost to transfer leases is provided on the transfer form.

If you are an existing oyster planting ground leaseholder or if you are seeking to obtain an oyster planting ground lease and wish to be added to this list, E-mail the information you wish to post to Please indicate in your request how long you would like your information posted. Information more than one year old will be removed; if you would like your information removed from the list earlier please send an email to the address above.

Other shellfish lease related links:

Oyster Ground Leasing
Shellfish Aquaculture
Pending Oyster Lease Applications

Information is posted in chronological order.

Wish to sell leases
Sale or lease: 24.07 acres Cherrystone Creek
lease# 19673
call - 757-263-7599
if no answer, leave message

added 11/14/2017
Lease for sale: Onancock Cr.
Lease # 21836
Call: 757-709-4052

added 4/9/18
Two Eastern Shore Oyster Ground Leases For Sale in Upshur Bay, Quinby
Lease 21712 - 8.98 ac and Lease 21713 - 9.56 ac.
$8,000 for both or can negotiate price for single lease.

757-710-5816 Leave message if no answer OR 757-787-3624.

added 6/21/18   

Leases Wanted

Want to buy oyster ground lease in the area's of Back River, Hampton, Poquoson, York River or maybe James River depending on area in the James. Please call Aaron Tatem 757-236-1068 or email

added 11/21/17

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