Recreational Fishing - Boat Fishing Decal Transfer Service

Documents required to transfer your Boat Fishing Decal to another boat:

  • A copy of your temporary or permanent registration card for the new boat to which you are transferring your Potomac River Sport Fishing Decals.
  • A check or money order for $10.00 made payable to Potomac River Fisheries Commission.
  • A completed and signed Potomac River Sport Fishing License Application, including the new boat information.
  • The paper copy of your Potomac River Sport Fishing Boat License and both decals containing the serial numbers.

To transfer your boat decal

  • Walk-in Service:
    Same day walk-in service is available at the Commission Office, 222 Taylor Street, Colonial Beach, VA. (804) 224-7148 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30 pm
  • OR

  • Mail-in Service:
    For your convenience the PRFC is offering the Boat Fishing Decal Transfer Application is in a printable file format for mailing.


The Potomac River Fisheries Commission coordinates regulations with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, (DGIF) and with the other Atlantic coastal states through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).