Hunting Licenses and Permits
Hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, and permits can be purchased 24/7 on the DEEP’s Online Outdoor Licensing System. These items can also be purchased at outdoor equipment retailers and some town halls (please check with your local town hall to find out about availability or any restrictions).Hunting and fishing licenses purchased through CT's Online Outdoor Licensing System are signed electronically at the time of purchase, allowing you to keep a digitally signed copy on your smartphone instead of needing to have a signed, printed copy! Licenses purchased through a license agent location must still be printed and signed to be valid.
The Wildlife Division’s Franklin (North Franklin; directions) Field Office and DEEP's Western District Headquarters (Harwinton; directions) are open for fishing and hunting license sales, on Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, and on Monday - Friday, from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at DEEP’s Eastern District Headquarters (Marlborough; directions). Marine District Headquarters (Old Lyme) and the Wildlife Division's Sessions Woods office (Burlington) are CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Changes occurred to HIP permits purchased through third-party license vendors. Learn how the changes affect you. There are no changes if you purchase your HIP permit through DEEP's Online Outdoor Licensing System.
Content last updated in July 2023.