• February calendar

    We will replace our license sales system Saturday, Feb. 15 - noon, Tuesday, Feb. 18.

    During that time (all day Saturday, Feb. 15, Sunday, Feb. 16, and Monday, Feb. 17, through noon, Tuesday, Feb. 18), DNR licenses, permits and applications cannot be sold in stores or online.

    To avoid any interruption to your outdoor activities this weekend, please purchase any necessary licenses or permits TODAY, FRIDAY, FEB. 14!


Licenses/Permits during down time

DNR licenses, permits and applications will not be available to purchase online OR in stores while we are transitioning to the new system. Please see below for information on how to still get out and enjoy Michigan's natural resources during that time.

System Features

  • Features of the new license sales system include:

    • A barcode scanner wand at retailer locations, which will allow license agents to speed up the sales process by quickly scanning customer driver’s licenses – including nonresidents – rather than typing in customer information.
    • A more streamlined buying and selling process both online and in stores – for example, customers will only have the option to buy licenses for which they are eligible, meaning they shouldn’t be able to accidentally buy the wrong license and pay the wrong amount.
    • The opportunity for online customers to create a profile, access their order history, reprint previously purchased, non-kill tag items and set up voluntary auto-renewal of fishing licenses.
    • Purchases consolidated on the printed license, which means fewer licenses for customers to carry and potentially lose.
    • A QR code on the license to encrypt the customer identification number for increased security.

    You can read our recent press release about the new system for additional details.