The stateis trying to make it easier to register for boating, hunting and fishing licenses.
Governor McDonnell announced a parternship between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
In short: you will be able to register your boat and trailer at the same location. Before, boat owners had to go to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to register their boat, and the Department of Motor Vehicles to register their trailer.
You also will be able to buy hunting and fishing licenses from the DMV and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The changes will go into effect at the end of the month
Here is the news release from the governor's office:
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) that supports his government reform initiative to streamline services. Beginning in late-January, citizens can register boats and boat trailers in one trip to either DGIF or DMV. They will also be able to purchase hunting and fishing licenses from both agencies.
Speaking about the partnership, Governor McDonnell commented, "This partnership will simplify the citizens' interaction with state agencies. Boat-owners can choose where they go to register boats and boat trailers. Previously, boat-owners had to go to DGIF to register their boats and to DMV to register their trailers. Now, it's one-stop shopping. They can conduct both transactions at either agency."
Governor McDonnell continued, "The 74 local DMV customer service centers and two mobile offices will join the more than 700 DGIF license agents across the state so customers will not have to travel far to obtain these products if they desire a face-to-face experience."
DMV and DGIF are working with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to determine how the DMV 2 Go mobile offices can assist with the sales of hunting and fishing licenses during peak seasons and events such as the highly-anticipated opening day for trout at Douthat State Park in early April.