All customer facing DEEP services have returned to normal business operations. For detailed information on what this means, 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