Licenses, Applications & Permits

  • Purchase an ORV, hunting or fishing license online
  • E-License Gift Certificate sample Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate

    Looking for the perfect gift? Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate at today!

    • Gift Certificates may be found under the category Miscellaneous in denominations of $20, $50, or $100
    • You can buy as many as you like in one easy transaction.
    • Gift certificates are delivered electronically immediately with a receipt and may be printed or emailed to recipient(s).
    • Gift certificates do not expire and may be used during any license year for hunting or fishing licenses and applications, ORV and Snowmobile Trail decals, or Pure Michigan applications on the E-License website.

    For help with the purchase process or questions about Gift Certificates, please call 517-284-6057 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Who Needs a License or Permit?

    Licenses are required for recreational activities including snowmobiling, boating, ORV riding, land use, and more. Other permits are required to use state land or to be licensed to work with or collect natural resources. These pages contain information on who needs to have a license or permit for which activities, and how to apply for them. 

Learn about the restructuring of hunting/fishing licenses

  • TurkeyStarting March 1, 2014, hunting, fishing and ORV license prices will change. The new price structure will create a simpler, more fair and efficient license buying process. We've reduced over 200 different license types to just over 40, improving hunting and fishing opportunities through better habitat, and making trails safer for ORV riders. Find out what these changes mean for you and which license(s) you'll need next time you go hunting, fishing or ORV riding. Learn more about the new hunting, fishing and ORV license structure.