California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Online License Sales and Service

Using the online license service, you can do much more than purchase licenses. You can perform all of the following transactions:

Log on to: ONLINE LICENSE SALES AND SERVICE

  • PURCHASE LICENSES
    • SPORT FISHING - Annual and short-term licenses • Sport fishing validations • Report cards • Gift vouchers for resident annual sport fishing licenses (may be purchased or redeemed).
    • HUNTING - Annual and short-term licenses • Hunting validations • Harvest Information Program Survey • Tags • Waterfowl passes • Collectible stamps
    • COMMERCIAL FISHING - Commercial fishing licenses and privileges • Commercial boat registration and privileges • Fish business licenses

  • APPLY FOR DRAWINGS - Big game tags • Waterfowl reservations • Sage grouse permits • Fund-raising big game random drawing tags • SHARE hunts • Note: Drawings for Special Hunts Program are not located in the Online License Sales and Service Go to Special Hunts
  • LOOKUP DRAWING RESULTS, PREFERENCE POINTS AND SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS
  • LIFETIME LICENSE RENEWALS
    Renew lifetime sport fishing and hunting licenses, and privilege packages (proceed as if making a purchase)
  • SUBMIT HARVEST REPORTS
    Big game hunting tags (available now) • Sport fishing report cards (Abalone available December 1, all others available January 1)
  • DUPLICATE LICENSES and VALIDATIONS
    Sport fishing • Hunting • Lifetime licenses
    (Licenses and validations only. Duplicate report cards or tags must be purchased from a CDFW license sales office.)
  • CDFW LANDS PASSES
    One-Day or Annual Passes available (Required for access to those CDFW-owned lands where a fee is required for non-hunting uses. Passes are not area-specific.)
  • Warden Stamps Now Available Online!
  • Subscribe to Outdoor California Magazine Online!
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License items may also be obtained from: