SACRAMENTO — Anglers just north of the San Francisco Bay Area will no longer be able to purchase fishing licenses in Napa, as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced it will move its Bay Delta Region headquarters to a new location in Fairfield.
The move will occur in June, according to a CDFW statement. A license sales office along Napa’s Silverado Trail will permanently close at 4:30 p.m. on June 13. CDFW’s new license sales office in Fairfield will open June 15 at 8 a.m.
The new Bay Delta Region headquarters in Fairfield will be located at 2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100 and maintain the same public service hours as the Napa office (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with license sales ending at 4:30 p.m.)
Licenses can also be purchased anytime online at ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales.
A new phone number – 707-428-2002 – will also be in effect, beginning June 15.
“While CDFW will continue to maintain some operations at the Napa location, including the Silverado Fisheries Base, which raises trout and inland salmon, all public operations will cease June 13,” department staff said in a released statement. “Public services such as the sale of fishing and hunting licenses, bear and deer tag validations, and commercial fishing license sales and service will only be available at the new Fairfield regional headquarters location starting June 15.”
The office move means about 40 CDFW employees will relocate to the Fairfield location, according to department staff.
CDFW’s Bay Delta Region, which covers 12 counties in Northern California, is one of seven regional offices in the state.
Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife