Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources: Contact Information and Mission

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) Contact Information


The Department of Wildlife Resources in Virginia plays a pivotal role in conserving wildlife populations and habitats, while also connecting people to various outdoor activities. It operates under the guidance of key officials and board members.

Leadership and Board Members

Governor of Virginia

  • Glenn Youngkin

Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources

  • Travis A. Voyles

Executive Director of Department of Wildlife Resources

  • Ryan J. Brown

Board Members

  • Tom Sadler, Chair, Verona
  • Jon Cooper, Vice-Chair, Botetourt
  • Leon Boyd, Vansant
  • Catherine H. Claiborne, Richmond
  • 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

Mission Statement

The Department's mission encompasses:

  • Conserving and managing wildlife populations and habitats for current and future generations.
  • Connecting people with Virginia's outdoors through a range of activities, including boating, fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing.
  • Promoting safety in outdoor experiences and managing human-wildlife conflicts.

Commitment to Equality

The Department is dedicated to providing equal access to its programs and facilities, irrespective of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Reporting Discrimination

In case of any discrimination in programs, activities, or facilities, individuals are encouraged to contact:

  • Address: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Attn: Executive Director’s Office, 7870 Villa Park Dr, Suite 400, P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228.

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources: Headquarters, Regional Offices, and Additional Contacts

Headquarters Information

Location and Contact

  • Address: 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Henrico, VA 23228
  • Phone: (804) 367-1000; (804) 367-1278 V/TDD

Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 90778, Henrico, VA 23228-0778

Services Specific to Headquarters

  • Boat title/registration services are exclusively available at the Headquarters Office, not at Regional Offices.

Key Contacts and Services

Boating Registration/License Fees

  • Phone: (804) 367-1000

Reporting Wildlife Violations

Harvest Reporting

  • Phone: (866) GOT-GAME (866-468-4263)

Quota Hunts

Related Departments

Virginia Department of Forestry

  • Headquarters Phone: (434) 977-6555
  • State Forest Phone: (804) 492-4121
  • Website:

Department of Conservation and Recreation Reservation Center

USDA Wildlife Services

  • Phone: (804) 739-7739

U.S. Forest Service (George Washington and Jefferson National Forest)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Federal Wildlife Inquiries)

  • Phone: (804) 771-2883; (804) 771-2280

Regional Offices

Region 1

  • Address: 3801 John Tyler Memorial Hwy., Charles City, VA 23030
  • Phone: (804) 829-6580

Region 2

  • Address: 1132 Thomas Jefferson Road, Forest, VA 24551-9223
  • Phone: (434) 525-7522

Region 3

  • Address: 1796 Highway Sixteen, Marion, VA 24354
  • Phone: (276) 783-4860

Region 4

  • Address 1: P.O. Box 996, 517 Lee Highway, Verona, VA 24482
  • Phone: (540) 248-9360
  • Address 2: 1320 Belman Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Phone: (540) 899-4169


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