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Please Read: License Refund Changes​
  • ​Refund applications due 30 days prior to season start.
  • $15 refund processing fee to cover administration costs.​

Please note: Due to the reissue process, exchanges and refunds CANNOT be processed between the hours of 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Mondays and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Please visit our offices before noon on Monday or after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday​ to have your exchange or refund processed.​

>> Read the full refund update.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Fees

For individuals aged 18 through 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year (April 1 - March 31 annually). For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information.

License​ Resident Nonresident
Annual (16 and older)​$26.00$56.00
Small Game & Fishing combo (If born after 1948, you must show hunter education card)$41.00N/A
Senior Annual (64 years and older)
Colorado residents only
$1N/A
Five-DayN/A$21.00
One-Day$9.00$9.00
2nd Rod Stamp (Available to licensed residents, licensed nonresidents and youth under 16 years, licensed or unlicensed.)$5.00$5.00
Youth (Under 16 - second-rod charge still applies)FreeFree
Fe​es include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a .75 cent Wildlife Council​ ​​fee$10 Habitat Stamp will be added to 1st license purchase of the year (April 1 to March 31).

Things to know when buying online or by phone 

  • The 2016 license year runs from 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2017. 2016 annual, one-day, mountain lion, and spring turkey licenses are on sale beginning March 16, 2016.

  • Customers may use Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards. Visa, Mastercard, or Discover debit cards work if they can be used without a PIN. Licenses are mailed the business day following the purchase.
  • In most cases, licenses purchased online or over the phone will reach you by mail within 10 days or you may pick up your license at a license agent location or Colorado Parks and Wildlife office.

  • A temporary authorization number (TAN) may be substituted for the license(s) purchased for 14 days from the date of purchase. Please print or write down (must be legible) the TAN and carry it with you while fishing until you receive your license. If the license OR all of the licenses you purchase in this transaction expire in less than 7 days, you will NOT receive anything in the mail. A temporary authorization number (TAN) is all you need for 1 or 5 day fishing licenses. 

  • When you receive your license, review it for accuracy and sign it to validate it. If there​ are any issues, please contact the call center at (303) 297-1192 or a CPW office.

  • Telephone sales representatives at 1-800-244-5613 are trained to sell licenses and do not know specific wildlife-related information for Colorado. For questions not related to the sale of licenses, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at (303) 297-1192.