Click on a time stamp below to skip to the appropriate sign up instructions or download the account setup PDF.
0:16 - Introduction
1:15 - First steps
1:47 - If you have previously purchased a hunting or fishing license in the state of Colorado
3:52 - If you have a camping reservation account through ReserveAmerica.com
4:49 - If you are a new customer with CPW and you have never made a camping reservation through ReserveAmerica.com
5:42 - Now that you have a login and password
How do I know whether I have an existing account or if I need to create a new one?
You will need to have an email address to make purchases online. Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo! all offer free, easy-to-use email services.
Having an email address on file allows us to send receipts, draw status, reservation confirmations and special alerts if needed. Additionally, your email address will be your login should you choose to make online purchases in the future.
You may purchase or apply over the phone without an email address. However, you will not receive email receipts or notifications such as draw results.
If buying/applying by phone for yourself and your child, your email does not need to be unique. You can use the same email for all profiles.
You may still use cash, check, debit, pre-paid Visa or Mastercard or credit card to make in-person purchases at license agents,
parks or Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices. Parks and CPW offices will also accept gift certificates as payment. However, all online and phone transactions require a credit card or a gift certificate issued from the new system.
If you draw a license and your credit card fails to be charged, you will have until the payment deadline to pay for your license. If you do not pay by the deadline the license and any preference points used to draw will be surrendered to CPW.
You must have
proof of Colorado residency to purchase resident licenses. Proof of residency is defined as any person who has lived in this state for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to the date of license application or license purchase with the intention of making Colorado their primary state of residency.
If your Colorado State Driver License or Colorado State Identification Card was
issued or renewed
less than six months prior to purchase/application, you must provide additional documentation that proves that you have been a resident for the required six months. Owning property in the state of Colorado does not in itself establish residency.