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Frequently Asked Questions
Question: At what age is a person required to possess a valid fishing license in Indiana?
Answer: Residents and nonresidents ages 19 and older are required to possess a valid fishing license to fish in Indiana.
Question: When does an Indiana fishing license expire?
Answer: Indiana annual fishing licenses are valid from April 1 and expire on March 31, regardless of when it was purchased throughout the previous 12 months.
Question: Am I considered a resident if I have lived in Indiana for 3 months?
Answer: Yes. An Indiana resident is defined as any individual that has established a true fixed and permanent home and primary residence in Indiana for 60 consecutive days prior to purchasing a fishing license or permit AND not claim residency for fishing, hunting or trapping in any other state for country.
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 Indiana fishing license cost online?
Fishing licenses in Indiana can range from under $3.00 for a Resident Disabled VET license to under $40.00 for a Nonresident Annual fishing license. Take a look below for all the resident and nonresident fishing licenses and prices.
Indiana Resident Fishing License Prices
Indiana Resident Combo Fishing/Hunting License:
Indiana Resident Annual Fishing License:
Indiana Resident 1-Day Fishing License: Includes Trout/Salmon
Indiana Resident Annual Senior Fishing License: Indiana residents who are at least 64 years old AND were born after March 31, 1943 need to purchase a senior fishing license to fish in Indiana.
Indiana Resident Senior “Fish-For-Life” License: Indiana residents who are at least 64 years old AND were born after March 31, 1943 need to purchase a senior fishing license to fish in Indiana. Senior Fish-for-Life include the trout/salmon stamp. The Senior Fish-for-Life license is valid for the rest of the holder’s life.
Indiana Resident Voluntary Annual Senior Fishing License: Indiana residents who were born before April 1, 1943 are exempt from needing a fishing license when fishing in Indiana waters, but are able to purchase a Voluntary Senior Fishing License, which supports fisheries conservation and public access in Indiana.
Indiana Resident Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege:
Indiana Resident Disabled American Veteran Fish and Hunt License: Does not include deer or turkey.
Indiana Resident Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License: You can reprint your license online for free up to five days after you purchased your license.
How much does an Indiana nonresident fishing license cost online?
Indiana Nonresident Fishing License Prices
Indiana Nonresident Annual Fishing License:
Indiana Nonresident 1-Day Fishing License: Includes Trout/Salmon
Indiana Nonresident 7-Day Fishing License:
Indiana Nonresident Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege:
Indiana Nonresident Duplicate (replacement) Fishing License: You can reprint your license online for free up to five days after you purchased your license.
Where can I buy an Indiana fishing license?
To buy a Nonresident Fishing License in-person, go to the Customer Service Center in Indianapolis:
Indiana Government Center South,
402 W. Washington St., Room W160
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
Customer Service Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., call (317) 232-4200, Monday through Friday.
All information listed above can also be seen on the Fishing Licenses page of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website.