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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 15. Department of Wildlife Resources
Chapter 20. Definitions and Miscellaneous: In General

4VAC15-20-66. Admittance, parking, or other use fee at certain department-owned and department-managed facilities.

A. Pursuant to the authority of the board under subdivision 14 of § 29.1-103 of the Code of Virginia and in accordance with § 29.1-113 of the Code of Virginia, a daily fee of $3.00 or an annual fee equal to the price of an annual basic state resident fishing or hunting license is established for admittance, parking, or other use at department-owned or department-managed lands and public fishing lakes. Such fee shall not apply to (i) any person holding a valid hunting, trapping, or fishing license or a current certificate of boat registration issued by the department; (ii) persons 16 years of age or younger; or (iii) the use of department-owned boat ramps.

B. Any person violating this section may be assessed a civil penalty of $50 in lieu of any criminal penalty.

C. The director may waive fees for any person, group, or organization whenever such action is deemed to be in the department's interest. Any or all facilities may be closed by the director without notice due to an emergency or natural disaster. Full refunds or credits may be issued whenever the closure prevents any use of the facility during the term of the permit. Partial refunds of fees may be made in the interest of providing better customer service.

D. The director may allow deviations from established fees in the form of discounts or special promotions for the purpose of stimulating visitation and use of departmental facilities.

Statutory Authority

§§ 29.1-103, 29.1-501, and 29.1-502 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 23, eff. July 1, 2011; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 7, eff. January 1, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. July 17, 2023.

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