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Online and Phone Sporting Licenses Issuing System

Introducing New York's Adventure License Series at the NY License Center

Important Infomation

Before making an online or phone purchase through our automated licensing system, please review the following:

  • Hunting Licenses/Tags:
    You must wait 14 business days to receive licenses & tags in the mail before going hunting. The receipt of purchase / phone confirmation number is NOT valid proof to perform hunting activities. To receive licenses/tags instantly, visit a sporting license issuing agent location.
  • Fishing Licenses & Recreational Marine Fishing Registry:
    • When making an online transaction, the license/registration card must be printed and used as valid proof; you will NOT receive a license/registration card in the mail.
    • When making a phone transaction, the confirmation number can be used as valid proof until you receive your license/registration card by mail in 14 business days.
  • Trapping Licenses: same as fishing licenses above
  • Children 15 & younger: A parent/legal guardian must assist with purchases to validate information

Get Your Sporting Licenses or Register for Marine Fishing:

If you have trouble making a transaction, call the phone number above for assistance. You may also get licenses at a sporting license issuing agent location near you.


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