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GoOutdoorsVirginia.com Website System Upgrade Notification

DGIF is pleased to announce that we are upgrading our license, boat titling, and registration processing system for Go Outdoors Virginia, as well as the Department’s website. These system upgrades will help us continue to provide the extraordinary customer service you have come to expect, while enabling us to offer the most up-to-date products, services, and security improvements. To ensure uptime and stability of the system, we will be performing regular upgrades to our infrastructure. Through the duration of this maintenance upgrade, customers will continue to see new enhancements to the licensing system and website. During the transition you may encounter brief delays with the Go Outdoors Virginia licensing system that will affect the products and services we provide to you. DGIF relies on our customers and license agents to help us consistently improve the licensing and registration process and website services that will help us all realize the type of cutting edge technology, yet streamlined, customer centric solution that we’ve aspired to offer. As we learn of ways to improve the new system we will be working hard to implement the updates as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and continued support!


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Need assistance with your license purchase? Contact customer service by phone at 1-866-721-6911 or by email. Customer service is available Monday – Friday, during business hours, except holidays.

Lifetime Licenses

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Saltwater Fisherman Identification Program (FIP) Requires Angler Registration

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) has implemented a free state saltwater angler identification program. 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.

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