WASHINGTON D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         Date of Report: March 31, 2004

                 Date of Earliest Event Reported: March 31, 2004

                            DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                         COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 0-25464

                VIRGINIA                         54-1387365
      (State or other jurisdiction of          (I.R.S. Employer
        incorporation or organization)        Identification No.)

                                500 Volvo Parkway
                              Chesapeake, VA 23320
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (757) 321-5000

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure.

Today, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. issued a press release announcing that its Chief
Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Frederick C. Coble, plans to
transition to a newly expanded position of Corporate Secretary. Dollar Tree also
announced its nationwide search for a new Chief Financial Officer.

A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and is
incorporated herein by this reference.

The information contained in this item is being furnished to the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Such information shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes
of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to
the liabilities of that Section. The information shall not be deemed
incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document
filed pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except as expressly set forth by
specific reference in such filing.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

DATE:  March 31, 2004

                                    DOLLAR TREE STORES, INC.

                                    By:     /s/ Frederick C. Coble
                                            Frederick C. Coble
                                            Chief Financial Officer