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Permits & Commercial Licenses

Are you looking to buy an Indiana hunting, trapping or fishing license? Purchase your Indiana license.

All license and permit applications must be downloaded to your computer, printed, filled out, and mailed to Fish & Wildlife (see address below). Permit applications (if there is no fee required) and annual reports may also be emailed to:

Please note the new fees for the year 2022. Please mail a check or money order payable to the Indiana DNR with the application form and annual report (if applicable) or pay online by credit card or PayPal. Please note that there is an additional fee of $1 plus 1.99% for the credit card fee to pay online.

License or PermitApplication2022 FeeRegulations Report Form More Information
Aquaculture Permit (including grass carp) PDF$15PDF N/A View
Aquaculture Pre-Entry Permit (BOAH) PDFN/A  N/A View
Aquatic Vegetation Control Permit PDF
PDF (reporting)
Bait Dealer's License PDF$20 resident,
$75 nonresident
Commercial Fishing Licenses PDF$40 inland,
$200 Ohio River,
plus $20 fee for extra tags
Deer Processing (Commercial) PDFN/APDFPDF 
Dog Training Ground Permit PDFN/APDF N/A  
Falconry License PDF$75PDF N/A PDF
Field Trial Permit PDF$20PDF N/A PDF, PDF
Fish Hauler & Supplier Permit PDF$15PDF  
Fish Importation Permit  $20PDF N/A  
Fish Stocking Permit PDF
$10PDF View
Fishing Tournament Permit (State Park & Reservoir Properties) Application   View
Fishing Tournament Permit on Public Waters:
Lake Wawasee/Syracuse and Sylvan Lake
OnlineN/A  View
Fishing Guide License PDF$125PDFLake Michigan Fishing Guide Monthly Report
Inland Fishing Guide Monthly Report
Fur Buyer’s License PDF$75 resident,
$125 non-resident
Game Breeder's License PDF$25 personal use,
$30 commercial
Hunting Guide License PDF$125PDFPDF 
Special Permit for Disabled Hunting PDFN/APDF N/A PDF
Nuisance Wild Animal Control Permit PDF$25 commercial onlyPDFPDFPDF
Passenger-for-Hire Watercraft PDF$50-138PDF  
Special Purpose Salvage Permit PDFN/APDFPDF 
Scientific Purposes License PDF$20PDFPDFView
Shooting Preserve License PDF$150PDFPDF 
Special Purpose Educational Permit PDFN/APDFPDF 
Taxidermy License PDF$30PDF N/A  
Wild Animal Possession Permit PDF$20PDF PDF
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Permit PDFN/APDFPDFPDF

* increases to $20 on July 1, 2022.

Other permits and licenses

If you have any questions about these forms, please call 317-232-4102. After printing and filling out the application form, mail it with any applicable fees to:

Division of Fish & Wildlife
Permit Coordinator
402 W. Washington St., W273
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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