Online and Phone Sporting Licenses Issuing System
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:
- Online: https://decals.dec.ny.gov/DECALSCitizenWeb
- By Phone: 1-866-933-2257 (M-F 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
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.