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Permits & Commercial Licenses

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

License and permit applications may be downloaded to your computer, printed, filled out, and mailed to Fish & Wildlife (see address below) or saved and submitted electronically. If there is no fee, permit applications and reports may also be emailed to:

Applications may be mailed with a check or money order payable to the Indiana DNR (if there is a fee) and annual report (if applicable), or upload the form(s) and pay online by credit card or PayPal. Please note that there is an additional fee of $0.40 plus 1.96% (Visa, MC, Discover) or 2.06% (AMEX) for the credit card fee to pay online.

License or PermitApplicationFeeRegulations Report Form More Information
Aquaculture Permit (including grass carp) PDF $15 PDF N/A View
Aquaculture Pre-Entry Permit (BOAH) PDF N/A   N/A View
Aquatic Vegetation Control Permit PDF $20 PDF FormPDF
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) PDF N/A PDFPDF 
Disabled Hunter Permit PDF N/A PDF N/A PDF
Dog Training Ground Permit PDF N/A PDF N/A  
Falconry License PDF $75 PDF N/A PDF
Field Trial Permit PDF $20 PDF N/A PDF, PDF
Fish Hauler & Supplier Permit PDF $15 PDF  
Fish Importation Permit   $20 PDF N/A  
Fish Stocking Permit PDF
$10 PDF View
Fishing Tournament Permit (State Park & Reservoir Properties) Application   View
Fishing Tournament Permit on Public Waters:
Lake Wawasee/Syracuse and Sylvan Lake
Online N/A   View
Fishing Guide License PDF $125 PDFLake 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 $125 PDFPDF 
Magnet Fishing Permit N/A None 312 IAC 8-2-10 (DNR managed properties only) N/A View
Nuisance Wild Animal Control Permit PDF $25 commercial only PDFPDFPDF
Passenger-for-Hire Watercraft PDF $50-138 PDF  
Special Purpose Salvage Permit PDF N/A PDFPDF 
Scientific Purposes License PDF $20 PDFPDFView
Shooting Preserve License PDF $150 PDFPDF 
Special Purpose Educational Permit PDF N/A PDFPDF 
Taxidermy License PDF $30 PDF N/A  
Wild Animal Possession Permit PDF $20 PDF PDF
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Permit PDF N/A PDFPDFPDF

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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