DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Link to ezFile 

On-line Permit Applications for Fishing and Boating

The following fishing and boating permit applications can now be submitted through DEEP's on-line ezFile system:

  • Inland Fishing Tournament/Derby
  • Marine Fishing Tournament/Registration
  • Marine Event
  • Importation of Live Fish or Live Fish Eggs
  • Liberation of Live Fish or Live Fish Eggs
  • Special Regulations on Association Controlled Waters
  • Private Waters Registration

We encourage you to use the new ezFile application process.  However, if you do not have access to a computer, you may still submit a paper-based application.  

Note: Processing time for paper-based applications may be longer than for applications submitted through ezFile.

Benefits of using ezFile include:

  • Access to view pending and approved applications/permits for activities at state-owned boat ramps.

  • Pending applications or approved permit applications can be used as a template for new applications.

  • Applications can be “shared” so that one or more individuals can enter necessary information.

  • One click mapping to identify exact locations of proposed fishing or boating activities.

  • Pre-populated drop-down lists to facilitate appropriate selections.

  • E-mail confirmation of submission, DEEP decision on the application, and reminders of required reports.

Resources to assist with your transition from paper-based applications and permits to ezFile:

Content Last Updated April 2016