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Looking for the current Fishing Season Dates and Fees?
Fishing Season Dates and Fees page.
Resident anglers will purchase their fishing licenses the same way they always have and receive a printed physical license, but now they will also have the option to display it within the myColorado app.
The myColorado app can be downloaded from the
Apple App Store or
Google Play. Visit
myColorado.gov to learn more.
Check out the
myColorado FAQ document for more information about how to access your resident fishing license within the app Wallet.
The specific fishing products anglers will see include:
In the future, Colorado Parks and Wildlife may explore adding new products to the myColorado mobile app, such as individual park passes and dog-off leash passes.
myColorado is a collaborative project between the Governor’s Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Colorado Department of Public Safety.
The 2023 annual license year runs 3/1/2023 - 3/31/2024 (13 months).
Customers may use Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit cards, and now CPW gift certificates to purchase their license. 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 sales agent location or Colorado Parks and Wildlife park or office.
A temporary authorization number (TAN) can be used until the license(s) are received in the mail. The TAN is currently valid for 45 days after 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 15 days, you will NOT receive the license(s) in the mail; in this situation you are required to carry the TAN with you while fishing.
If there are any issues, please contact the call center at (303) 297-1192 or a CPW park or 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.
Visiting a State Wildlife Area? A valid hunting or fishing license OR SWA pass is required for everyone 16 or older to access these properties. See the frequently asked questions.Visiting a State Trust Land? A valid hunting or fishing license is required for access.These can all be purchased through CPW authorized sales agents, by phone (1-800-244-5613) or through CPWShop.
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