Licenses

Currently, this section contains fishing license information for a selected number of US States.

Fishing

California | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Maryland | New Jersey | North Carolina | Oregon | South Carolina | Texas | Virginia | Washington

 

California

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

1416 9th Street, 12th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing: P.O. Box 944209, Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Licenses and Permits

Can be purchased:

Email General Licensing Questions:

LRB@wildlife.ca.gov

Support available: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Email Online License Sales Questions:

InternetSales@wildlife.ca.gov

Support available: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Online License Sales Telephone Support:

  • (888) 773-8450
  • 5 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday
  • 5 am – 2 pm Saturday

 

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Delaware

Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

Fishing Licenses Information: 302.739.9918

License Agents

A license may be purchased from an authorized licensing agent.

NOTE: All licenses, stamps, and the Delaware Conservation Pass issued by the Division  of Fish & Wildlife can also be
purchased at the licensing desk inside DNREC’s Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
For more information, please call the Division of Fish & Wildlife Licensing Section at 302-739-9918.

Purchase License Online

Recreational Hunting/Fishing Licenses may be purchased online. Be sure to read all the information on licenses before continuing to the purchase link at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions please stop and call the recreational licensing section (302)-739-9918 for assistance.

 

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Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Farris Bryant Building

620 S. Meridian St.

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

(850) 488-4676

Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing

Licenses and Permits

Warning: print or write down the “print number” and have it with you when you are fishing or hunting.

 

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Georgia

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division

Buy a Recreational License:

Online

Purchase licenses, stamps and passes.

Find an Agent

Search for a place to purchase near you.

1-800-366-2661

Speak with a local representative who can help.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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Hawaii

Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 330
Honolulu HI 96813

Phone: 808.587.0100
Fax: 808.587.0115
Email: DLNR.aquatics@hawaii.gov

Licenses and Permits 

Commercial and Recreational licenses and permits may be purchased online, in person, or through an authorized licensing agent

 

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Maryland

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Sport Fishing & Crabbing Licenses

Licenses may be purchased through DNR’s COMPASS portal

Other Ways to Purchase:

By Telephone 1-855-855-3906

You can purchase hunting and fishing licenses and off-road vehicle registrations, and access the free saltwater angler registry by phoning our 7 AM to 7 PM/365 live operator call center. Call toll-free: 1-855-855-3906 to speak to our friendly agents in Baltimore, Maryland.

You will be asked for the same information as purchasing online, so please have this information readily available to enhance your experience.

 

In Person

Locate a Local License Agent

With over 250 sport license agents statewide, you can search by region, county, and by city to find the closest agent. Many have extended and weekend hours to serve your needs.

Locate a Department of Natural Resources Regional Service Center

 

By Mail

To order your Hunting or Fishing License by Mail:

Download applications for fishing, hunting and boating licenses from the Department of Natural Resources Forms website.

You will need to have the free Adobe Acrobat software to view and print your application. See Upgrade Your Web Browser and PDF Reader for FREE at the bottom of this page.

Note: Applications can be mailed to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Service Center in your area, along with a check for the applicable fees. (No cash please).

 

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New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife

Fishing licenses may be obtained from license agents or online (NJ Driver License required for online resident license purchase).

Duplicate licenses for the current year are also available.

 

NOTE: Anyone needing assistance with the License Web Site should e-mail njfishandwildlife@dep.nj.gov or call 908-637-4125 ext. 0.

Detailed information on the Integrated Electronic Licensing System (IELS) is available on the main License Information page.

 

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North Carolina

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Licenses

Purchase a license using one of the following options:

  • Online using a VISA or MasterCard — printer recommended
  • By telephone at 888-248-6834, Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
  • In person at select wildlife service agents

A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.

 

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Oregon

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Oregon fishing licenses, tags, and validations and can be purchased beginning Dec. 1 the year before you want to fish.

Ways to Buy a License:

Online license sales

Have your previous or current hunting and / or fishing licenses, social security number and credit card information ready and visit the secure online sales license site.

ODFW offices that sell licenses

Visit one of the listed office locations in person to purchase a license.

ODFW license agents

We know it’s not easy for everyone to make it to one of our offices that sell licenses during business hours, so we’ve partnered with point of sale agents across the state. Check out this pdf to find one near you.

 

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South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Hunting and Fishing Purchasing

Watercraft and Outboard Motors

  • Watercraft Registration Renewal
  • Renew by calling 1-866-714-3611 (7 days a week, 24 hours a day)
  • Change of Address Form (Adobe PDF)

Adobe® Reader® is required to open some of the files above and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.

General information about licenses and pricing can be found on the SC DNR Website. For specific questions regarding licenses or regulations, email SCDNR License Division or call 803.734.3833  Mon-Fri  8:30-4:45 ET.

 

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Texas

Texas Parks & Wildlife

Hunting & Fishing Licenses Purchasing

 

valid fishing license with a freshwater or saltwater endorsement is required to take fish, mussels, clams, crayfish or other aquatic life in the public waters of Texas. Exceptions to this requirement are listed on this page. In addition, recreational anglers must have a Texas fishing license and saltwater endorsement to possess in state water any fish taken in federal waters (see Fishing in Federal Waters) or possess fish on a vessel in the tidal waters of Texas.

hunting license is required to take turtles and frogs. For information on Disabled Veteran, Texas resident active duty military, and Combination licenses, view combination hunting and fishing license packages.

 

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Virginia

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

Hunting / Fishing License Purchases:

Online

Hunting / Fishing Licenses & Permits, Watercraft Registration & Renewal, Game Check & Harvest Reporting, and Quota Hunts

By phone:

Call 1-866-721-6911 (Mondays-Friday, during business hours, except holidays)

In Person:

Choose from hundreds of license agents located around the Commonwealth.

 

Customer Service

Need assistance with your license purchase? Contact customer service at 1-866-721-6911 or by email. Available Monday–Friday, during business hours, except holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions & Help

 

Washington

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Log in to the WDFW Licensing System to purchase and view licenses or submit hunting and fishing harvest activity

 

Contact Licensing
360.902.2464
licensing@dfw.wa.gov

 

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