Last updated Jan 2018
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries
4010 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 367-6913
Is a state permit needed for banding?
Permit application forms
- Application Form
- Renewal – same form
- Application to amend permit
- Threatened and Endangered
To be determined
Check permit conditions. Even if not expressly required to do so, you should always contact the manager of that particular state land unit or with the owner of private land before your arrival. You want to be aware of the hunting seasons, and, of course want to be sure that your activities will not interfere with the activities of that park, wildlife management area, or other state land unit, and that your activities will not adversely affect public use of the land or with the activities of private landowners.
Statute: Code of Virginia. Title 29.1. Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating
§ 29.1-418. Collecting specimens.
Regulation: Virginia Administrative Code. Title 4. Conservation and Natural Resources.
4VAC15-30-10. Possession, Importation, Sale, Etc., of Wild Animals.
Under the authority of §§ 29.1-103 and 29.1-521 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful to take, possess, conduct research, import, cause to be imported, export, cause to be exported, buy, sell, offer for sale, or liberate within the Commonwealth any wild animal unless otherwise specifically permitted by law or regulation. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of identifying species regulated by the board, when both the scientific and common names are listed, the scientific reference to genus and species will take precedence over common names.
Virginia state endangered species law
Statute: Code of Virginia. Title 29.1. Game, Inland Fisheries, and Boating.
§ 29.1-564. Taking, transportation, sale, etc., of endangered species prohibited.
State-listed species as of October 2017
Bachman’s Warbler (=wood) (Vermivora bachmanii)
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis)
Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii)
Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii)
Wilson’s Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)
Bachman’s Sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis)
Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica)
Henslow’s Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)