Licenses and Permits


CDFW's License and Revenue Branch (LRB) relocated to the newly constructed California Natural Resources Agency building in downtown Sacramento in October 2021. The new location does not have a public license sales counter. However, LRB still serves as the hub for CDFW license sales operations and license agent support, and continues to be available by phone, email, fax, the internet, and various mail carrier services Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (excluding state holidays).

Additionally, various licenses, permits, tags, and other entitlements continue to be available for purchase using the following sales channels:

Online License Sales and Services(opens in new tab)

  • Buy or renew a license, tag, report card, lands pass, warden stamp, and more!
  • Enter drawings or check draw results
  • Pay your Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement or Cannabis Remediation Fee
  • Update your CDFW customer profile or add an email address 
  • Opt-in/out for License Reminders and CDFW News!
  • Report fishing or hunting harvest reports(opens in new tab)

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