Licenses, Applications & Permits

  • E-License Gift Certificate sample Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate

    Looking for the perfect gift? Buy a DNR E-License Gift Certificate at www.mdnr-elicense.com today!

    • Gift Certificates may be found under the category Miscellaneous in denominations of $20, $50, or $100
    • You can buy as many as you like in one easy transaction.
    • Gift certificates are delivered electronically immediately with a receipt and may be printed or emailed to recipient(s).
    • Gift certificates do not expire and may be used during any license year for hunting or fishing licenses and applications, ORV and Snowmobile Trail decals, or Pure Michigan applications on the E-License website.

    For help with the purchase process or questions about Gift Certificates, please call 517-284-6057 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Purchase an ORV/ATV, hunting or fishing license online ORV/ATV, hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online for your convenience.
  • Who Needs a License or Permit?The Department of Natural Resources requires licenses for the recreational use of Michigan's natural resources, snowmobiling, boating, ORVs, land use, etc... Others need permits to use state land or be licensed to work with or collect natural resources. These pages provide step-by-step instructions on who needs to have a license or permit for which activities, and how to apply for them when applicable. To find your information use the search found in on the upper right of your screen or select one of the links below.

Learn about the restructuring of hunting/fishing licenses

  • TurkeyStarting March 1, 2014, hunting, fishing and ORV license prices will change. The new price structure will create a simpler, more fair and efficient license buying process. We've reduced over 200 different license types to just over 40, improving hunting and fishing opportunities through better habitat, and making trails safer for ORV riders. Find out what these changes mean for you and which license(s) you'll need next time you go hunting, fishing or ORV riding. Learn more about the new hunting, fishing and ORV license structure.