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Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License
Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License

​Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers lifetime fishing licenses to residents 65 years of age or older whose income falls below HHS poverty guidelines. Interested citizens should bring qualifying documentation into a Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or Park office during regular business hours to obtain the license.

How to obtain a Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License

The 2020 Resident Senior Lifetime Low-income fishing license is available for purchase April 1, 2020.

Residents can bring in the necessary qualifying documents into any Colorado Parks and Wildlife location (both parks and offices) during regular business hours to obtain the license.

Mail-in Option during COVID-19:

Customers can complete and mail the Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License Affidavit, tax documents, and copy of Colorado driver's license/ID to:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
1313 Sherman St.
Suite 618
Denver, CO 80203

Eligibility Requirements

Colorado residents aged 65 or older with a household income falling below the poverty level based on the number of people in their household.

2020 Procedures for Resident Low-income Senior Lifetime Fishing Licenses

  • Age requirement = 65 years of age or older. 
  • Use any standard document for verification of age and residency.

Income = taxable income is at or below 100% of the official poverty level for an individual or family (listed below).

In order to verify taxable income, income tax forms are required; accepted forms are listed below. If the person does not have one of the acceptable forms, they will need to sign an affidavit stating that they do not have sufficient income to fill out a tax form. 

If a person has a tax form, you will need to verify the following two items:  

  • taxable income
  • number of dependents

Since there are several tax forms a person can use, the following chart shows the line on the form where this information can be found.

1040 LINE  11b
1040 SR LINE  11b


When you have found the number of dependents and the taxable income, compare with the following chart.  This is 100% of the poverty level; the income cannot be greater than the amounts listed below.

2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Persons in
Family or Household
48 Contiguous
States and D.C.
Alaska Hawaii
For each additional
person, add
 $4,480$5,600 $5,150

Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines. In effect as of January 15, 2020.


Total cost $9.85 (includes Wildlife Education fee and Search and Rescue fee).