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Contact Information

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.

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

Map of Virginia Regions

Additional Contacts

Report Wildlife Violations Only

(800) 237-5712

Email: [email protected]

Text DWRTIP plus your tip to 847411

Boating Registration/License Fees

(804) 367-1000

Trout Stocking

(434) 525-3474

Alabama Bass Reporting

(804) 367-1293

Snakehead Fish Reporting

(804) 367-2925

Potomac River Fisheries Commission

(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

Commonwealth of Virginia

Glenn Youngkin, Governor

Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources

Travis Voyles

Department of Wildlife Resources

Ryan J. Brown, Executive Director

Members of the Board

Tom Sadler, Chair, Verona

Jon Cooper, Vice-chair, Troutville

Leon Boyd, Vansant

John W. Daniel, II, Richmond

Michael Formica, McLean

Tammy Jo Franklin, Big Stone Gap

Mamie A. Parker, Ph.D., Dulles

George J. Terwilliger, Delaplane

Brian Vincent, Farmville

G.K. Washington, Dillwyn

Marley “Woody” Woodall, Jr., Chesapeake

Mission Statement

Conserve and manage wildlife populations and habitat for the benefit of present and future generations. Connect people to Virginia’s outdoors through boating, education, fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and other wildlife-related activities. Protect people and property by promoting safe outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.

Trout Stocking Information

434-525-FISH (3474)

Information is updated each day at 3:00 p.m. during the stocking season. Stocking information is also updated daily on the Department’s website.


Spread the word, not the algae.

Didymo is an invasive freshwater algae that can form massive blooms and cover entire river bottoms. It thrives in cold, clear, shallow water and is currently found in at least four Virginia trout rivers: Smith, Jackson, Pound, and Dan rivers below dams.

Four steps anglers can take to help prevent the spread of didymo:

  • CHECK: Before leaving the river, look for strands of algae on your equipment. Remove the strands and leave them on-site.
  • CLEAN: Soak and scrub all gear for at least one minute in a 2% solution of household bleach. Make sure that all surfaces of your equipment are thoroughly treated.
  • DRY: If cleaning is not practical, dry equipment in the sun for at least 48 hours before using in another stream.
  • LEAVE: Fish, plants, and vegetation should not be moved between streams.

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