Permit Types and Contacts

The DWR Permit Section hours are 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except state holidays).

Shirl Dressler: (804) 367-6913 or collectionpermits@dwr.virginia.gov

  • Animal Population Control Permit
  • Bird Banding Permit
  • Falconry Permit
  • Licensed Shooting Preserve Permit
  • Permit to Exhibit Wild Animals in Virginia
  • Permit to Import and Possess Certain Non-Native (Exotic) Wildlife in Virginia
  • Permit to Import African Clawed Frogs or Tilapia into Virginia
  • Permit to Operate Foxhound Training Preserve in Virginia
  • Permit to Propagate and Sell Raptors in Virginia
  • Salvage Permit
  • Scientific Collection Permit
  • Special Use Authorization
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Collection Permit
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit

Janita Royal: (804) 367-0141 or collectionpermits@dwr.virginia.gov

  • American Eel Pot Permit for Personal Use
  • American Eel Pot Permit for Sale
  • Commercial Nuisance Animal Permit
  • Dog Field Trial Permit
  • Exotic Species Permit to Import Triploid Grass Carp for Aquatic Vegetation Control in Private Ponds
  • Gill Net Permit – VA Beach Only
  • Haul Seine Permit to Catch Minnows and Chubs for Sale
  • Haul Seine Permit to Take Fish for Personal Use
  • Haul Seine Permit to Take Nongame Fish for Sale
  • Nonresident Harvester’s Permit to Take or Catch Fish in Back Bay and Its Tributaries
  • Permit to Collect Snapping Turtles and Hellgrammites for Sale
  • Permit to Deal in Furs
  • Permit to Hold and Sell Certain Fish, Snakes, Snapping Turtles, and Hellgrammites for Sale
  • Permit to Possess, Propagate, Buy and Sell Certain Wildlife in Virginia (Fish)
  • Permit to Possess, Propagate, Buy and Sell Certain Wildlife in Virginia (Sunfish)
  • Permit to Possess, Propagate, Buy and Sell Certain Wildlife in Virginia (Wildlife)
  • Raccoon Hound Field Trial Permit
  • Permit to Stuff and Mount Birds, Animals, or Fish, and Part of Them for Sale or Compensation (Taxidermy)