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Natural Resources Police (NRP) Offices

24 Hours a Day Natural Resources Emergency or Assistance Telephone:

1-800-628-9944 or 410-260-8888

Also use these phone numbers to report natural resources violations or ask questions on wildlife regulations.

All NRP regional offices are open Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm.

  • Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties- The Johnson Office is located at 32144 Mt. Olive Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804.
  • Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s Counties- The Hillsboro Office is located at 3001 Starr Rd., Queen Anne, MD 21657.
  • Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties- The Broadneck Office is located at 1070 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409.
  • Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties- The Waldorf Office is located at 2160 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20601.
  • Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery Counties- The Gwynnbrook Office is located at 3738 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117.
  • Cecil and Harford Counties- The Gwynnbrook Office is located at 3738 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
  • Frederick and Washington Counties- The Echo Lake Office is located at 2011 Monument Rd. Myersville, MD 21773.
  • Allegany and Garrett Counties- The Town Hill office is located at 11701 Mountain Rd. N.E., Flintstone, MD 21530.

Emergencies on Boats

VHF Marine Channel 16 (156.800 MHz). The nearest NRP or Coast Guard will assist you or dial 911 on your cellular telephone.

Catch a Poacher 24 Hour Hotline

Citizens who supply Maryland Natural Resources Police with information leading to the arrest and conviction of a poaching violator are eligible to receive cash rewards. Give names, addresses, vehicle descriptions, and as much information as possible. The anonymity of the caller is guaranteed.
Add this number to your cell phone contact list!

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

410-573-4514 (Annapolis) or 410-228-2475 (Cambridge)

DNR Wildlife and Heritage Service Offices

Please contact regional offices listed below for more information on any of the following issues: hunting seasons, trapping seasons, bag limits, wildlife regulations, hunting licenses, stamps, permits, public hunting areas, managed hunts, hunting permit requirements, and Junior Hunter Days. For information on specific public lands refer to Public Hunting Lands.


Tawes State Office Building, E-1

580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

410-260-8540, FAX 410-260-8596

Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties

Southern Region Main Office
6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; 410-535-0282,
FAX 410-535-4737

Myrtle Grove WMA
5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., LaPlata, MD 20646; 301-743-5161, FAX 301-743-7317

Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties

Western Region Main Office

3 Pershing St., Room 110, Cumberland, MD 21502; 301-777-2136, FAX 301-777-2029

Mt. Nebo WMA

1728 Kings Run Rd., Oakland, MD 21550; 301-334-4255, FAX 301-334-6541

Billmeyer WMA
11703 Mountain Rd., NE, Flintstone, MD 21530; 301-478-2525, FAX 301-777-9723

Indian Springs WMA

14038 Blairs Valley Rd., Clear Spring, MD 21722; 301-842-2702, FAX 301-842-1026

Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, Montgomery Counties and Baltimore City

Central Region Main Office

11960 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878; 301-258-7308, FAX 301-258-9607

Bel Air Wildlife Office

2 S. Bond St., Suite 101, Bel Air, MD 21014;
410-836-4557, FAX 410-836-4552

Gwynnbrook WMA

3740 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117; 410-356-9272, FAX 410-356-5063; Hours: 7:30am–11:30am, Aug. 13, 2012–Feb. 15, 2013

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

Eastern Region Main Office

P.O. Box 68, Wye Mills, MD 21679;
410-827-8612, ext.105, FAX 410-827-5186

Millington WMA

33626 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21650; 410-928-3650, FAX 410-928-5482

LeCompte WMA

4220 Steele Neck Rd., Vienna, MD 21869; 410-376-3236, FAX 410-376-3916

Wellington WMA

32733 Dublin Rd., Princess Anne, MD 21853; 410-651-2320 (local), 410-543-8223 (Salisbury), FAX 410-219-8260

Licensing and Registration Service Centers

DNR Licensing & Registration Service Centers offer the following: hunting licenses, recreational fishing licenses, commercial fishing licenses, off-road vehicle permits, certificates of registration, title to vessels, and boat dealer licenses. Information about State Parks and Forests, other DNR locations and activities, and safety classes for hunters and boaters is also available. Public hours are 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except State holidays. Visit Licenses at:

  • Annapolis Regional Service Center
    1804 West Street, Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401; 1-866-344-8889 (toll free within MD), 410-260-3220
  • Bel Air Regional Service Center
    2 S. Bond St., Suite 101, Bel Air, MD 21014; 1-866-623-3187 (toll free within MD), 410-836-4550
  • Centreville Regional Service Center
    120 Broadway Ave., Suite 5/6, Centreville, MD 21617; 1-866-439-1708 (toll free within MD), 410-819-4100
  • Cumberland Regional Service Center
    3 Pershing St., Room 103, Cumberland, MD 21502; 1-866-679-0906 (toll free within MD), 301-777-2134
  • Dundalk Service Center
    7701 Wise Ave., Baltimore, MD 21222;
    866-535-8319 (toll free within MD), 410-284-1654; (Mon., Wed., & Fri.; walk-in only, no mail-in applications)
  • Prince Frederick Regional Service Center
    6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; 1-866-688-3823 (toll free within MD), 410-535-3382
  • Salisbury Regional Service Center
    201 Baptist St., Suite 22, Salisbury, MD 21801; 1-866-812-1678 (toll free within MD), 410-713-3840

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