Illinois Fishing License

Buy An Illinois Fishing License Online Today.

Question: At what age does Illinois require anglers to possess a valid Illinois fishing license?

Answer: All anglers 16 years of age and older are required to possess a valid Illinois fishing license.

Question: When does my Illinois fishing license expire?

Answer: All [annual] Illinois fishing, hunting and combination hunting/fishing licenses are available for purchase starting March 1 and are valid for a maximum of 13 months (March 31 the following year). Licenses purchased throughout a year are still only valid through March 31. 

Question: Are separate stamps required to fish for salmon on Lake Michigan?

Answer: Yes. A Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp is required for “Licensed sport fisherman only”

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 an Illinois fishing license cost online?

Fishing licenses in Illinois can range from under $2.00 for a Resident Super Senior fishing license to under $800.00 for a Resident Lifetime Sportsman’s Combo license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.

Illinois Resident Fishing License Prices

Illinois Resident Fishing License:

$15.00  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Senior Fishing License: 

$7.75  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Sport Fishing License – 24 Hours:

$5.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Super Senior Fishing License:

$1.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Super Senior Inland Trout Stamp:

$0.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Super Senior Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp:

$0.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Veteran Fishing License: Prior Certification Required

$7.75  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Lifetime Fishing License: Paper application needs to be submitted.

$435.00 with Application

Illinois Resident Veteran Under 65 with Valid DD-214: Half-Priced License

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Illinois Resident Disabled Veteran: Rated 10% or more

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Illinois Resident Wholesale Aquatic Life Dealer License: 

$50.50 BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Minnow Life Dealer License: 

$25.50 BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Sportsman’s Combo Hunt/Fish License Prices

Illinois Resident Sportsman’s Combo Fishing/Hunting License:

$26.25  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Senior Sportsman’s Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Paper application needs to be submitted.

$13.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Super Senior Sportsman’s Combo Fishing/Hunting License:

$2.75  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Veteran Sportsman’s Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Prior Certification Required

$13.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Lifetime Sportsman’s Combo Fishing/Hunting License: Paper application needs to be submitted.

$765.00 with Application

Illinois Resident Fishing Stamp Prices

Illinois Resident Inland Trout Stamp:

$6.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Resident Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp:

$6.50  BUY NOW

How much does an Illinois nonresident fishing license cost online?

Illinois Nonresident Fishing License Prices

Illinois Nonresident Fishing License: 

$31.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Fishing License – 3-Day: 

$15.50 BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Sport Fishing License – 24 Hours: 

$10.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Inland Trout Stamp: 

$6.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Lake Michigan Salmon Stamp: 

$6.50  BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Commercial Roe Dealer License: 

$1,500.50   BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Commercial Roe Harvester License: 

$3,500.00  BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Initial Commercial Fishing License: 

$300.50   BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Mussel Dealer License: 

$2,500.75   BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Interstate Minnow Dealer License: 

$500.00   BUY NOW

Illinois Nonresident Aquatic Life Dealer License: 

$100.75   BUY NOW

Where can I buy an Illinois fishing license?

By phone at (217) 782-2965

Here are some of the best places to fish in Illinois.

All information listed above can also be seen on the Fishing Licenses page of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.