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Get A Fishing License In Colorado


fishing license cost starting at:


License Type Resident Prices Non-Resident Prices
1-Day $13.75 $16.75
5-Day N/A $31.75
Annual $34.75 $96.75
Annual Aquatic Nuisance Species Stamp $25.00 $50.00

Colorado is an Outdoorsman’s dream state, with plenty of fishing for casual and competitive anglers alike.

Colorado has one week each year where licenses are not required for residents or non-residents. Free fishing is available the first week in June every year. All other fishing regulations and standards are still in place during free fishing days.

Colorado licenses are valid from April 1st to March 31st each year.

You will also be charged an additional $10 habitat stamp fee on the first hunting and fishing license you purchase in Colorado each year. Disabled individuals may not need the habitat stamp, both all other residents and non-residents are required to have one.

This stamp goes toward habitat management and is used to preserve native species and ecosystems throughout the state.

Youth aged 16 and 17 have a slightly discounted license cost. Seniors are also potentially eligible for discounts on their license costs and may be eligible for lifetime fishing licenses (Colorado residents only).

You can purchase a 2nd-rod stamp in addition to your fishing license. Colorado also requires an additional annual nuisance species stamp for anyone who wants to operate a boat in Colorado waters. The stamp covers the cost of controlling invasive species transferred on watercraft each year.

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