Virginia Hunting & Fishing Licenses and Access Permits
The quickest and easiest way to obtain a hunting or fishing license or access permit is to buy it online! Just select the license(s) and access permits you want, pay with your VISA™ or MasterCard™, and you're on your way. You print your licenses and permits after you pay, so there's no waiting!
Open the door to a lifetime of enjoyment in the great outdoors of Virginia with a lifetime freshwater fishing, hunting, or trout license!
For those boaters who comply with the boating safety requirement and want something more durable and long-lasting than their course completion cards or other compliance documents.
Convenient Ways to Buy Your Licenses & Access Permits
- Telephone: call 1-866-721-6911 (available Monday - Friday, during business hours, except holidays)
- In person: choose from hundreds of license agents located around the Commonwealth. Licenses are also sold by some clerks of the Circuit Court.
Need assistance with your license purchase? Contact customer service by phone at 1-866-721-6911 or by email at CustomerService@dgif.virginia.gov. Customer service is available Monday - Friday, during business hours, except holidays.
License & Access Permit Fees and Requirements
- Do I Need a Freshwater or Saltwater Fishing License?
- What Hunting License Do I Need?
- Get a Harvest Information Program (HIP) Registration Number
- Do I Need an Access Permit?
Special Licenses for Disabled Military Personnel & Veterans
New Saltwater Fisherman Identification Program (FIP) Requires Angler Registration Starting January 1, 2011
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) will implement a free state saltwater angler identification program as of January 1, 2011. Purchasers of annual Virginia saltwater fishing licenses do NOT have to register. The Virginia Fisherman Identification Program (FIP) will require unlicensed saltwater anglers aged 16 and older to register and receive an identification number annually. Adult anglers who fish for anadromous or marine species in freshwater must also register. There is no cost for registration. Online registration is available on VMRC's website. To register by phone, call toll-free 1-800-723-2728. For more information, visit VMRC's website or contact VMRC at (757) 247-2200.