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Online and Phone Sporting Licenses Issuing System

Important Information

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 you can choose to immediately print the license / registration card or to have it sent by 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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    Albany, NY 12233-4750
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