License and Revenue Branch

CDFW's License and Revenue Branch (LRB) issues sport fishing and hunting license items, as well as many other wildlife related licenses and permits. LRB also compiles license sales statistics and provides license sales agent support.

  • License and Revenue Branch
    P.O. Box 944209
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
    Phone: (916) 928-5805
    Fax: (916) 419-7585
    Email: LRB@wildlife.ca.gov
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
    No public license sales counter or tag validations.
    License sales and customer support provided by phone, mail, fax, email, and internet.

Only checks, money orders, and debit/credit cards displaying Visa or Mastercard logos are accepted at CDFW License Sales Offices. Cash transactions are still accepted for all items sold at authorized local sales agents. For a list of authorized local sales agent locations, please visit the Find License Agent page.

CDFW License Sales Offices and Hours of Operation

PLEASE NOTE: Hours of operation may vary and offices may be closed due to staff shortages. We recommend contacting the CDFW office prior to visiting.

* The Rancho Cordova and Stockton offices do not issue commercial fishing licenses.

You can renew your Commercial Fishing Licenses online or at select license agents. Licenses purchased online, or at a license agent, will include a 5% non-refundable license agent handling fee.

Sport fishing and hunting licenses are available everywhere licenses are sold.

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