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Licensing and Registration Service Centers

  • Licensing and Registration Service Centers offer the following: boat dealer licenses, commercial fishing licenses, hunting licenses, off-road vehicle permits, recreational fishing licenses, vessel registration, vessel titles. Information about state parks and forests, other locations and activities and safety classes for hunters and boaters is also available. Public hours are 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays. Learn more at: compass.dnr.maryland.gov/dnrcompassportal
  • Annapolis Service Center
    160 Harry S. Truman Parkway 
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    410-260-3220
    866-344-8889 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Bel Air Service Center
    501 West MacPhail Road #2
    Bel Air, Maryland 21014
    410-836-4550
    866-623-3187 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Centreville Service Center
    120 Broadway Avenue
    Centreville, MD 21617
    410-819-4100
    866-439-1708 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Cumberland Regional Service Center (only open Tuesdays and Thursdays)
    13300 Winchester Road, SW
    Cumberland, MD  21502
    301-777-2134
    301-777-5865 Fax 
  • Essex Service Center
    CLOSED Tuesday and Thursday
    1338 Eastern Blvd. A
    Essex, MD 21221
    667-401-0760
    866-535-8319 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Frederick Service Center
    1601 Bowmans Farm Road
    Frederick, Maryland 21701
    (240) 236-9950
    866-688-3823 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Prince Frederick Service Center
    6904 Hallowing Lane
    Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
    410-535-3382
    866-688-3823
  • Salisbury Service Center
    251 Tilghman Road, Room #2
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    410-713-3840
    866-812-1678 (toll free in Maryland)

Natural Resources Police Offices

24 Hour Assistance: 800-628-9944 or 410-260-8888

Use these phone numbers for emergencies, to report natural resources violations or ask questions on fisheries regulations.

All offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Somerset, Wicomico
    and Worcester counties
    32144 Mt. Olive Road
    Salisbury, MD 21804
  • Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties
    3001 Starr Road
    Queen Anne, MD 21657
  • Anne Arundel and
    Prince George’s counties
    1070 East College Parkway
    Annapolis, MD 21409
  • Calvert, Charles
    and St. Mary’s counties
    2160 Old Washington Road
    Waldorf, MD 20601
  • Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties
    3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Frederick and Washington counties 2011 Monument Road
    Myersville, MD 21773
  • Allegany and Garrett counties
    11701 Mountain Road N.E.
    Flintstone, MD 21530

Law Enforcement Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

410-573-4514

Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Safety and Environmental 24-Hour Hotline

877-224-7229 (toll free in Maryland)

Emergencies on Boats

VHF-CH 16

Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Hotline

800-628-9944

Free Saltwater Registration

855-855-3906

Fisheries

Fisheries Information

410-260-8300 or 800-688-3467

Trout Stocking Information

800-688-3467, press 1

  • Albert Powell State Trout Hatchery
    Hagerstown, 301-791-4736

Fisheries Work Centers

  • Cooperative Oxford Lab
    Oxford, 410-226-0078
  • Matapeake Work Center
    Stevensville, 410-643-6776
  • Ocean City Work Center
    Ocean City, 410-213-1531

Freshwater Fisheries Regional Offices

  • Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties
    Millington, 410-928-3604
  • Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles,
    Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties
    Brandywine, 301-888-2423
  • Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties
    Woodbine, 410-442-2080
  • Frederick and Washington counties
    Thurmont, 301-898-5443 or 9724
  • Allegany and Garrett counties
    Oakland, 301-334-8218

TO REPORT A Fish Kill

800-285-8195 or 877-224-7229

Catch a Poacher 24-Hour hotline

Poaching deprives the public of the opportunity to use and enjoy Maryland’s natural resources. Preserving our natural resources for present and future enjoyment is everyone’s responsibility.

Citizens who use the poaching hotline to supply Maryland Natural Resources Police with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poacher will be eligible to receive cash rewards.

Please provide names, addresses,
vehicle and boat descriptions and as much additional information as you can.

Your anonymity is guaranteed.

800-635-6124