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Reporting a Stolen Boat

If your boat is stolen you should contact a law enforcement agency to make a report immediately!

You may contact either your local police agency or the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) Law Enforcement division at (804) 367-1000 to ensure that the theft is reported and documented.

You are required by law to notify VDGIF of a theft even if you have already reported a boat as stolen to a local police agency and have received a documented report from that agency.

A Report of a Stolen Boat form will need to be completed and signed by the owner(s) in order to report the theft to VDGIF. You may either mail the form to:

Law Enforcement Communications
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
4010 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230

…or fax it to: (804) 367-2695.

  • If you have questions regarding a stolen boat, please contact VDGIF Law Enforcement Communications at (804) 367-1000.
  • If you have questions regarding boat registration, please call (804) 367-6135 or 1-877-898-2628.