Addresses & Phone Numbers

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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 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
    866-344-8889 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Bel Air Service Center
    501 West MacPhail Road
    Bel Air, Maryland 21014
    866-623-3187 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Centreville Service Center
    120 Broadway Avenue
    Centreville, MD 21617
    866-439-1708 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Cumberland Regional Service Center
    OPEN Tuesday and Thursday only
    13300 Winchester Road, SW
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    866-679-0906 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Essex Service Center
    CLOSED Tuesday and Thursday
    1338 Eastern Blvd. A
    Essex, MD 21221
    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
    866-812-1678 (toll free in Maryland)
  • Solomons Service Center
    14175 Solomons Island Road, South
    Solomons, MD 20688
    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


Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Safety and Environmental 24-Hour Hotline

877-224-7229 (toll free in Maryland)

Emergencies on Boats


Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Stranding Hotline



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

  • 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

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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