Contact Information

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Richmond Headquarters

7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400

Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 367-1000; (804) 367-1278 V/TDD

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 90778

Henrico, VA 23228-0778

Boating Registration/License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Note: The Headquarters Office is the only Department location where visitors may title/register a boat. These services are not available at the Regional Offices.

Additional Contacts

Report Wildlife Violations Only

(800) 237-5712 or wildcrime@dgif.virginia.gov

Boating Registration/License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Trout Stocking

(434) 525-3474

Snakehead Fish Reporting

(804) 367-2925

Potomac River Fisheries Commission

(800) 266-3904; (804) 224-7148


Dept. of Environmental Quality

(800) 592-5482; (804) 698-4000


Virginia Marine Resources Commission: Saltwater Fishing/Regulations

(757) 247-2200; (757) 247-2292 VTDD


Department of Conservation and Recreation Reservation Center

(800) 933-7275


Department of Forestry

Headquarters: (434) 977-6555

State Forest: (804) 492-4121


Shenandoah National Park

(540) 999-3500


U.S. Forest Service Supervisor George Washington/Jefferson National Forests

(540) 265-5100 or (888) 265-0019


Regional Offices

Region 1

3801 John Tyler Memorial Hwy.

Charles City, VA 23030

(804) 829-6580

Region 2

1132 Thomas Jefferson Road

Forest, VA 24551-9223

(434) 525-7522

Region 3

1796 Highway Sixteen

Marion, VA 24354

(276) 783-4860

Region 4

P.O. Box 996, 517 Lee Highway

Verona, VA 24482

(540) 248-9360

1320 Belman Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 899-4169

Catch Some Excitement!

Kids ’n Fishing Photo Contest

For more information and contest rules visit


To learn more about recycling your fishing line and angling etiquette visit our website at www.dgif.virginia.gov/recycle-your-line.

Angling Education Program

Fishing is an exciting sport that everyone can enjoy! It truly brings us closer to family, friends, and the outdoors. Yet, there are so many people who have never experienced the thrill of catching a fish!

In an effort to provide opportunities to experience fishing, the DGIF Angling Education Program offers and supports angling workshops, events, and Kids Fishing Days across the Commonwealth. The Angling Education Program also offers the Materials Request Program which provides educational fishing materials for events and the Tackle Loaner Program which supplies rods, reels, and tackle on loan for individuals and events. To obtain a Materials Request form and locate a Tackle Loaner site near you, visit our website at https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/education/fishing/.

For information on Kids Fishing Day events go to: