Colorado Fishing License

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Question: At what age do I need a fishing license to fish in Colorado?

Answer: People 16 years of age and older are required to buy and carry with them a fishing license to take fish, amphibians, and crustaceans. 

Question: Is there a youth price for a Colorado fishing license?

Answer: Yes. residents ages 16-17 can purchase a fishing license at a discounted rate. 

Question: When does an annual Colorado fishing license expire?

Answer: Annual fishing licenses are valid from March 1 through March 31 the following year (13 months)

Question: Are there stamps or permits required to fish in Colorado, besides a regular license?

Answer: Yes. there is a Habitat stamp that is required and it is $10.

Question: Are you allowed to fish day and night in Colorado?

Answer: Yes. Waters of Colorado are open to taking fish, amphibians, mollusks and crustaceans both day and night, year-round, except as otherwise noted in the Colorado Fishing Regulations (link below).

Question: Are there any free fishing days in Colorado where a license is not required?

Answer: Yes. The Colorado FREE fishing days are generally the first full weekend of June each year. Make sure to check the regulations each year to confirm.

PRICES DISCLOSURE: We do our best to stay current, but prices can change without notice to us. The prices below may or may not be the exact current prices for the license(s) listed.

How much does a Colorado fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Colorado can range from under $10.00 for a senior fishing license to just under $100.00 for a Nonresident Annual fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Colorado Resident Fishing License Prices

Colorado Resident Annual Habitat Stamp: For individuals aged 18 through 64, the Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year.

$10.40  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Annual Fishing License: Required for all resident anglers ages 18+

$36.08  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident 1-Day Fishing License:

$14.23  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Additional Day Fishing License: This is meant to add additional days onto your 1-Day Fishing License

$6.95  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Small Game & Fishing Combo License: If born after 1948, you must show Hunter Education Card.

$51.68  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Senior Annual Fishing License (65+): For Colorado residents only.

$10.07  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Senior Low-Income Lifetime Fishing License (65+): For Colorado residents only. More details at Senior Low Income Lifetime Fishing License.

$9.85  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Sr. Annual Small Game and Fishing Combo License (65+):

$30.50  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident 2nd Rod Stamp: This stamp is also available for youth under the age of 16.

$11.11  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Youth Ages 16 and 17 Fishing License: Second rod charge still applies to this license

$10.07  BUY NOW

Colorado Resident Annual Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Stamp: Required for all owners and operators of motorboat and sailboats. Owners and operators must also be able to show proof of purchase when operating. 

$25.00  BUY NOW

Colorado Disabled Resident Lifetime Fishing License: A Colorado resident that is totally and permanently disabled may obtain, free of charge, a Disabled Resident Lifetime Fishing License. License holders are exempt from purchasing a Habitat Stamp each year. The license will only be valid as long as the applicant maintains their Colorado residency. More details HERE.

Free with Application

Colorado Resident Disabled Veteran Lifetime Fishing and Small Game Hunting Combination License: Available for qualifying veterans. A free lifetime VA fishing license is also available. License holders are exempt from purchasing a Habitat Stamp each year. The VA combo license will only be valid as long as the applicant maintains their Colorado residency. More details HERE.

Free with Application

Disabled First Responder Lifetime Program License: Available for qualifying Residents, a Disabled First Responder Lifetime Fishing and Small Game Hunting Combo License and Annual Parks Pass (Blue Spruce Pass). holders are exempt from purchasing a Habitat Stamp each year. These licenses will only be valid as long as the applicant maintains their Colorado residency. More details HERE.

Free with Application

How much does a Colorado nonresident fishing license cost online?

Colorado Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Colorado Nonresident Annual Habitat Stamp: For individuals aged 18 through 64, the Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year.

$10.40  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident Annual Fishing License: Required for all nonresident anglers ages 18+

$100.57  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident 1-Day Fishing License:

$17.35  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident 5-Day Fishing License:

$32.95  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident Additional Day Fishing License: This is meant to add additional days onto your 1-Day Fishing License

$6.95  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident 2nd Rod Stamp: This stamp is also available for youth under the age of 16.

$11.11  BUY NOW

Colorado Nonresident Annual Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Stamp: Required for all owners and operators of motorboat and sailboats. Owners and operators must also be able to show proof of purchase when operating. 

$50.00  BUY NOW

Where can I buy a Colorado fishing license?

Call 1-800-244-5613

In-Person at CPW Offices

Licensed Sales Agent

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All information listed above can also be seen directly on the Colorado Park and Wildlife website.