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CPW Office & Visitor Center Information

Colorado Parks and Wildlife visitor centers, service centers and CPW offices are open, while following COVID-19 guidance from CDPHE and the CDC.

  • All customers are required to wear non-medical face coverings while visiting our offices, visitor centers and other public indoor spaces per Governor Polis' Executive Order D 2020-138

  • Front desk areas and staffed drive-up windows are open to customers with social distancing and safety at the forefront.

  • Individual location hours may vary, so please call for hours before visiting your nearest office or park. Restrictions and closures remain subject to change.

  • For customers planning to purchase CPW products, including licenses, park passes or vehicle registrations can visit CPWshop.com or call 800.244.5613.

  • In response to vendor fulfillment delays of printed products, we will be allowing customers to use a TAN (Temporary Authorization Number) for proof of privilege for most of our products at this time. This includes small game, combination small game and fishing, waterfowl stamps and habitat stamps. We have also temporarily extended the timeframe for which a TAN is valid to 45 days from the date of purchase. 

  • If you are having trouble registering your OHV online, please email our staff: DNR_wildlife.cpwinfo@state.co.us. We will need your name, date of birth and registration number. 

To see the most up to date information on closures and cancellations, and on how CPW is responding to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Response page.



​​Purchase at a Retail Location​

​Stop by hundreds of retailers or a CPW location and buy your license in person.  

Purchase By Phone

​Toll free 1-800-244-5613​​

Purchase Online

​​​Buy a license online​.

Looking for the current Fishing Season Dates and Fees? See the Fishing Season Dates and Fees page​.

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Fishing License App Front and Back

Resident Fishing Licenses Now Accessible Through myColorado™, the State of Colorado’s official mobile app™!

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 will include: 

  • Resident annual
  • Resident youth annual 
  • Resident senior annual 
  • Resident 1-day 
  • Resident additional-day 
  • Resident senior low-income lifetime 
  • Resident disability lifetime 
  •  Resident VA lifetime 
  • Resident first responder lifetime 
  • Extra rod stamp 

Please note: resident small game hunting & fishing combination licenses are not currently able to display using the myColorado app. 

Moving forward, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will explore adding new products to the myColorado mobile app, such as individual park passes, dog-off leash passes and some annual hunting licenses. 

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.




Things to know when buying online or by phone 

  • Visiting a State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land? There is a new regulation you need to know about. See the frequently asked questions.

  • The 2021 license year runs from March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022 (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 7 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.​​