Licenses, permits, regulations

The DNR License Center in St. Paul is open for in-person services.

The Minnesota DNR has received a limited number of reports from people who attempted to purchase fishing or hunting licenses online and came away from the transaction without a license or having been charged in excess of the cost of a license.

People should keep the following in mind when purchasing a license:

  • Online license purchases should be made only on the DNR website:
  • If something doesn’t feel right during an online transaction, stop and call the DNR License Center at (651) 297-1230 or (877) 348-0498.
  • Licenses also may be purchased by phone at 1-888-665-4236 (1-MN-LICENSE), or at approved vendors throughout the state. A list is available here:
  • If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud in an online license purchase using a credit card, contact the card issuer immediately. You may also contact your local law enforcement agency.

Online sales

  • Purchase fishing licenses, hunting licenses, trap licenses, stamps, wild rice harvest permits, and trail passes
  • Renew ATV, OHM, ORV, snowmobile, and boat registrations
  • Purchase and/or print firearm, snowmobile, and ATV safety certifications
  • Register your deer, turkey, or bear

Licenses and vehicle registrations



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