|Active Network is the online license and permit provider
for the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife. Throughout
your transaction the address displayed in the address bar
of your browser will be "nj.wildlifelicense.com/".
can I do using this site?
licenses, stamps, and/or permits for hunting, fishing, clamming and crabbing.
a license you previously printed from this site.
a duplicate license you purchased at a license agent (except fishing licenses).
Submit a Harvest Report for Striped Bass, Deer and Light Goose.
Register for a hunter education class or change your class enrollment (March-November).
the NJ Child Support Certification without purchasing a license.
your migratory bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) Certification.
permit lottery applications, modify an existing application, and check the status of a submitted lottery application.
your address/personal information.
Why do I need to provide my Social Security Number (SSN) to use this site?
Under the New
Jersey Child Support Program Improvement Act, state agencies
responsible for issuing certain licenses are required to obtain
Social Security Numbers and a certification regarding child
support obligations from all applicants. You will have to provide your SSN the first time using the licensing system, whether at an agent or this site.
What is a Conservation ID Number (CID#)?
The 9-digit Conservation ID Number (CID#) is a lifetime number which will appear on all NJ fishing, hunting and trapping licenses, permits and stamps. It is assigned during the first use of the license system on this site or at a license agent. It should be used to log into the license system.
I purchase my hunting license using this website?
Yes, if your hunter education or previous license information is on file in the database. If not, you MUST purchase it at a license agent. At the agent you must provide proof of hunter education or a previous year's resident hunting license. Thereafter, you may use this site to purchase your hunting license (fees apply).
I purchase my fishing license using this website?
Yes. Fishing licenses purchased using this site are issued as a PDF document to be printed on your own computer system; they are not mailed. The PDF of license can also be saved for future printing. Free reprints can be generated from this website. Those wanting a license on our durable, waterproof paper can obtain them at any license agent.
Can I go hunting/fishing immediately
after purchasing my license/permit?
Some items purchased using this website are printable on your computer system and can be used
immediately after doing so. Other items will be mailed to you - ALLOW 7-10 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee. Once you log in and select to make a purchase,
you will see a list showing which items you may print at
home and which items will be mailed. Please note that
NOT participate in the licensed activity until you receive your
documents. Licenses and permits purchased at an agent are issued immediately.
What do I need to get started?
A valid NJ Driver's
License is required for resident licenses. Some items purchased using this
website MUST be printed at the time of purchase or reprinted later. Before you
purchase a printable item, please ensure your printer
is working and that you have a PDF reader (e.g. Acrobat Reader) installed.
Who do I contact if I have a problem?
If you are having a problem completing your purchase, please
e-mail Automated License Systems at AOHFNJWebmaster@activenetwork.com or call 888-773-8450.
If you have general questions about Division of Fish and Wildlife
regulations, policies or licenses, please call 908-637-4125
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
| SPECIAL LICENSES and PERMITS
Youths 10-15 who have completed a Hunter Education course may obtain their initial or duplicate
at any license
agent or this site.
Properly licensed youth hunters may use this site to apply
for all permit lotteries and purchase over-the-counter permits.
Farmers wishing to participate in the DFW's farmer permit
program must complete
an application and receive their certification to obtain farmer permits at an agent or this site.
Any person on active duty in the armed services of
the United States is entitled to purchase a NJ resident
license (hunter education/previous resident
hunting license requirements apply). Non-resident active
duty military customers may use this site to purchase items,
but must visit an agent to receive resident license
Eligible National Guard personnel are entitled to free sporting licenses,
permits and stamps. These items are not available
using this Fish and Wildlife website. However, the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs can issue fishing licenses through its website at www.nj.gov/military/iasd/fishing.html. For all other licenses call 609-530-6866, e-mail Robert.Greco@dmava.nj.gov or write to:
MSG (Ret.) Robert Greco
101 Eggert Crossing Rd.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Honorably discharged resident veterans with a service-connected disability
are entitled to free licenses, permits and stamps. Residents
who have completed the Disabled Veteran (DV) certification
process may use this site to obtain their free licenses
and permits, but there will be a shipping and handling fee
of $1.50 per transaction.
Information on the Disabled Veteran program is available on the Disabled Veteran Information page. For questions, call 609-984-6213.
Licenses for the Blind
Residents who are legally blind may obtain a free license from the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Phone 609-984-6213 or Download the Application (pdf, 35kb).
License Exemption for Residents Age 70 and Older
Resident anglers age 70 and over are exempt from fishing license and trout stamp requirements. A
driverís license or other proof of age containing date of birth and physical description
will serve as the fishing license.