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Buy Fishing Licenses

Purchase Online

​License Retailers  

Stop by hundreds of retailers​ and buy your license in person. 

Purchase By Phone

Toll free 1-800-244-5613

Things to know when buying online or by phone 

  • The 2015 license year runs from 4/1/2015-3/31/2016. 2015 annual, one-day, mountain lion, and spring turkey licenses go on sale on March 11, 2015.

  • The 2014 license year runs from 4/1/2014-3/31/2015. All 2014 licenses expire on March 31, 2015.

  • If you wish to purchase a one-day or five-day fishing license that expires on or before March 31, 2015, please select 2014 as the license year.

  • 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.