FAQ

How much does a fishing license cost? You’ ve got questions, we’ ve got answers. Learn how to get a fishing license and how to get a boating license.

Fishing

Q: How do I purchase a fishing license?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for information on how to purchase a fishing license.

Q: How much does it cost to buy a fishing license?

A: Fishing license prices vary by state, as does the type of fishing license available. Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: I want to change my address for my fishing license. How do I do that?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to update your mailing address.

Q: I am a non-resident and want to know if you offer one-day fishing licenses, and if so, how much are they?

A: Many states offer one or multiple-day fishing licenses; please contact the state agency in the state where you want to fish for more information on how to purchase.

Q: How much do out-of-state licenses cost and how can I get one?

A: Out-of-state fishing license prices vary by state. Please contact the state agency in the state where you want to fish for details on cost and how to purchase.

Q: Can you mail me my fishing license?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to obtain a physical copy of your license.

Q: Can you send me a duplicate/replacement fishing license?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to obtain a physical copy of your license.

Q: I am having trouble printing my fishing license and/or receipt. Can you help?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to obtain a physical copy of your license and/or receipt.

Q: Do I need a fishing license to fish from the beach or pier?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to find out whether a license is required to fish from the beach or pier.

Q: Do you sell saltwater fishing licenses?

A: Types of fishing license availability vary by state. Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: Do active military personnel require a fishing license?

A: Types of fishing licenses, including those for military personnel, vary by state. Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: Do retired people get a discount on fishing licenses?

A: Discounts on fishing licenses, including those for retired people, vary by state. Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: I am on disability – do I require a fishing license?

A: Types of fishing licenses, including those for the disabled, vary by state. Please contact the state agency  that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: Do kids need fishing licenses?

A: Fishing license requirements for individuals, including for kids, vary by state. Please contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for details.

Q: Do some states have reciprocal agreements that allow you to fish in more than one state?

A: Yes, the state agency that regulates fishing in your state can tell you if their license is accepted honored in other states.

Q: Do you know where I can catch this specific fish species?

A: Please visit our Fish Species section to see if a particular species of fish can be found in your general area. You can also contact the state agency that regulates fishing in your state for more information.

Q: Where can I go fishing in this state or city?

A: There are many places where to can go fishing in each state. Please visit the state agency that regulates fishing in your state to find out the best places to go fishing.

Q: Looking for information about booking a fishing or boating trip?

A: We don’t organize trips or have information about specific companies that do. Contact your state agency with detailed questions related to the options in your state or the state in which you’d like to take your trip.

Boating

Q: Do I need a boating license?

A: Boating regulations varies per state. Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to find out if you need a boating license.

Q: How do I register my boat?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to find out how to register your boat.

Q: Do I need to renew my boat registration?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to find out if you need to renew your boat registration.

Q: My boat registration expires soon. Can you send me the paperwork to get it processed?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to find out how to update your boat registration and secure the necessary paperwork.

Q: I want to change my address for my boat registration. How do I do that?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to update your mailing address.

Q: Why hasn’t the replacement window decal or registration sticker for my boat been mailed to me yet?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to determine the status of your decal or sticker.

Q: Can you mail me my boat registration?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to obtain a copy of your boat registration.

Q: Can you send me a duplicate/replacement boat registration? I lost mine.

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to obtain a copy of your boat registration.

Q: Can I use my boat in another state if it’s not registered there?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in the state you’re planning to visit to find out their rules and regulations.

Q: I want to register my boat but lost/don’t have my title. What do I do?

A: Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to learn how to register your boat if you misplaced your title.

Q: Does the type of boat I have need to be registered? What about paddle boats, canoes, kayaks, or dinghys?

A: Boating rules and regulations vary by state. Please contact the state agency that regulates boating in your state to find out what types of boats require registration.

General

Q: I noticed an error on your ‘Places to Boat and Fish Map’. Can I offer a correction?

A: You are welcome to submit any errors or issues you experience to us by using the Contact Us form.