Buy a Minnesota Fishing License

Father and young daughter displaying their sunfish catch.

Popular licenses

  • Individual angling: Use code 111 to buy a fishing license for one person.
  • Combination angling: Use code 112 to buy a license that allows a married couple to fish individually or together.
  • Individual sports: Use code 216 to buy a license for one person to hunt small game and fish.
  • Combination sports: Use code 217 to buy a license that allows one person to hunt small game and fish. The other person can only fish.
  • Non-resident individual angling: Use code 121 to buy a license that allows a non-resident to fish anytime during the license year in Minnesota.

Fishing licenses are valid March 1 through Feb. 28 of the following year.

Note: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will collect your social security number when you apply for a non-commercial hunting or fishing license. Prices do not include any additional fees or the $1 agent fee.

Special documentation you may need
  • Any license purchase requiring special documentation (e.g., social security disability, nonresident students) must visit a license agent or the contact the DNR to purchase the license.
  • Please consult the appropriate regulations before purchasing your license / pass / registration for season dates times and information.
Steps to complete your online purchase

Click on the Get Started button above.

  • Next, choose a search method to locate your customer record and enter the appropriate information.
  • Please read the important notes section (below) that applies to you your residency status if you have trouble locating your customer record

     

Pay for your purchase.

  • We accept VISA, MasterCard, or E-check to pay for your licenses.
  • A 3% convenience fee will be added to your total. In addition, $1.65 will be added to your total if the license is required to be mailed.
    ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS - NO TRANSFERS - NO EXCHANGES - NO CREDITS.

     

Print: You MUST PRINT your license / pass / certificate. Mobile users receive mobile license information by text, email or both.
Note: The confirmation page is not a license.

  • You will be able to print and use most license / passes / certificates immediately; however, if your purchase cannot be printed because it requires a tag or sticker (i.e., deer, bear, turkey, shelter) you must wait for it to arrive in the mail before participating in the activity.
  • Licenses that require a tag or sticker should be received by US postal mail within 5 to 10 business days from the date of your online purchase.
  • Temporary vehicle and boat registration receipts can be printed and are valid for 21 days until you receive your registration documents by mail.
  • If you fail to receive your tag, license or sticker within 10 days please contact

[email protected] ​AspiraSupport.com.

Minnesota resident license options

LicenseFee
Angling - 24-hour Code 110 (r)$12.00
Angling - 3 year Individual - Code 141 (r)$71.00
Angling - 72 Hour - Code 140 (r)$14.00
Angling - combination (Married Couple) (r) - Code 112$40.00
Angling - dark house rental (r) - Code 120$30.00
Angling - dark house shelter (r) - Code 119$15.00
Angling - individual (r) - Code 111$25.00
Angling - military (r)None
Angling - Netting white tulibee herring (r) - Code 115$10.00
Angling - spearing from dark house (r) - Code 113$6.00
Angling Dark House 3 Year Rental (r) - Code 132$87.00
Angling Dark House 3 Year - Code 131$42.00
Angling Youth Ages 16 to 17 - Code 138 (r)$5.00
Conservation combo angling (r) - Code 106$27.00
Conservation individual angling (r) - Code 105$17.00
Disability permit - angling/spearing permanent (r)None
Disability permit - angling/spearing special annual (r) - Code 107None
Fishing tournament license$
Lifetime angling renewal (r) - Code 411None
Lifetime Resident Angling/Deer/Small Game/Sports/SpearingVaries
Sports - combination (r) - Code 217$57.00
Sports - individual (r) - Code 216$41.00
Stamp - trout (validation & pictorial) - Code 129$10.75
Stamp - trout validation - Code 128$10.00
Stamp - walleye pictorial- voluntary - Code 135$5.75
Stamp - walleye validation- voluntary - Code 134$5.00
Stamps (collectable)Varies
Sturgeon tag (r) - Code 130$5.00
Super Sports Combination - Code 143$126.00
Super Sports Individual - Code 142$100.00

Non-resident license options

LicenseFee
Angling - 14-day couple (nr) -Code 125$54.00
Angling - 24-hour Code 139 (nr)$14.00
Angling - 7-day (nr)- Code 126$43.00
Angling - 72-hour (nr)- Code 127$36.00
Angling - family (nr) - Code 124$68.00
Angling - individual (nr) - Code 121$51.00
Angling - shelter (nr) - Code 116$37.00
Angling - shelter 7-day (nr) - Code 117$21.00
Angling - spearing from dark house (nr) - Code 118$17.00
Angling - Youth Ages16 to 17 or Youth own limit (nr) - Code 205$5.00
Lifetime angling renewal (nr) - Code 415None
Lifetime NR Angling/Small GameVaries
Stamp - trout (validation & pictorial) - Code 129$10.75
Stamp - trout validation - Code 128$10.00
Stamp - walleye pictorial- voluntary - Code 135$5.75
Stamp - walleye validation- voluntary - Code 134$5.00
Stamps (collectable)Varies
Sturgeon tag (nr) - Code 130$5.00

Important notes: Minnesota residents
  • If you are 21 or older you must have a resident record on file to make a purchase through this site. If you previously purchased any of the bulleted items listed below, you should have a resident record already. If you have not purchased one of these items, create a resident record by visiting any license agent location with the required documentation or contact the DNR.
  • Anyone 21 years of age or older, must possess a current Minnesota Driver’s License, a Minnesota Public Safety ID or have a receipt for an application for a Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota state ID that is at least 60-days or older.
  • To qualify as a resident and individual must have maintained a legal residence in the state for at least 60 days prior to applying for or purchasing a license.

 Possible previously purchased items

  • Fishing, Hunting and Trap Licenses
  • Stamps
  • Hunting Lottery Application
  • Lifetime License Renewal
  • Wild Rice Harvest permit
  • Trail Pass for skiing and horseback riding
  • Duplicate safety training certificates
Important notes: non-residents
  • If you previously purchased any of the bulleted items listed below, you should have a nonresident record already. If you have not purchased one of these items, create a nonresident record by searching for your record to ensure you don’t already have an existing record. If one cannot be found, you can then click the applicable customer button to create a new record. Once you have created your nonresident record you can purchase the item(s) you desire online.

 Possible previously purchased items

  • Fishing, Hunting and Trap Licenses
  • Stamps
  • Hunting Lottery Application
  • Lifetime License Renewal
  • Wild Rice Harvest permit
  • Trail Pass for skiing and horseback riding
  • Duplicate safety training certificates