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Fishing

Addresses & Phone Numbers

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 registrations, vessel titles, state park/forest information and safety class information for hunters and boaters. Public hours are 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays. Before visiting, always call ahead to see if an appointment is required.
  • 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 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 OPEN Tuesday and Thursday only 13300 Winchester Road, SW Cumberland, MD 21502 301-777-2134 866-679-0906 (toll free in Maryland)
  • 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-A Bowmans Farm Road Frederick, Maryland 21701 (240) 236-9950 866-679-0906 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Salisbury Service Center 251 Tilghman Road, Room #2 Salisbury, MD 21804 410-713-3840 866-812-1678 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Solomons Service Center 14175 Solomons Island Road, South Solomons, MD 20688 410-535-3382 866-688-3823 (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

Fisheries

Fisheries Information

410-260-8300 or 800-688-3467

Trout Stocking Information

800-688-3467, press 1

(updated weekly during stocking season), or daily during stocking season at

dnr.maryland.gov/pages/trout/stocking.aspx

  • Albert Powell State Trout Hatchery Hagerstown, 301-791-4736
  • Bear Creek State Trout Hatchery Accident, 301-746-8148

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

Información Importante en Español

dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/espanol

Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers

The Maryland Natural Resources Police has partnered with Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers to prevent poaching of our fish and wildlife resources. You can report poaching and wildlife crime while remaining anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward. You can call or text Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers at 1-443-433-4112 or email mwc.dnr@maryland.gov. You can also report violations from your phone using the Maryland DNR App!

To Report A Fish Kill

800-285-8195 or 877-224-722