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Virginia

Fishing

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.

Additional Contacts

Report Wildlife Violations Only

(800) 237-5712

Email: wildcrime@dwr.virginia.gov

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

http://prfc.us/

Dept. of Environmental Quality

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

www.deq.virginia.gov

Virginia Marine Resources Commission: Saltwater Fishing/Regulations

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

www.mrc.virginia.gov

Department of Conservation and Recreation Reservation Center

(800) 933-7275

www.dcr.virginia.gov

Department of Forestry

Headquarters: (434) 977-6555

State Forest: (804) 492-4121

www.dof.virginia.gov/stateforest/recreation/hunting.htm

Shenandoah National Park

(540) 999-3500

www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

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

(540) 265-5100

www.fs.usda.gov/gwj

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

Don’t Let Them Hitch a Ride

Zebra mussels are small (<1") freshwater bivalves with dark and light bands on their shells. They can attach to surfaces, in clusters, leading to tremendous recreation, wildlife, and eco­nomic damage. They can be accidentally transported to Virginia by boaters and anglers, and we are counting on you to help stop the spread of zebra mussels by taking the following precautions:

  • Visually inspect and scrub boat hulls, motors, anchors, and trailers, removing any attached vegetation at site of origin, then hose equipment with hot (140°F) and/or high-pressure water if possible.
  • Bilges, live wells, and any other water-holding compartments should be drained at the site of origin and flushed with disinfectant or hot water.
  • Boat and other equipment should remain completely dry for at least 24 hours before being used again.
  • Take same precautions with waders, bait buckets, and other equipment that can hold water or come into contact with water.

If you believe you have seen or found a zebra mussel, please contact the Department immediately at (804) 367-6913 or Brian Watson at the Department’s Forest Office (434-525-7522). For more information on zebra mussels, please see our website.