Minnesota license seasons run from March 1st through the last day of February of the following year. We are currently in the 2016 license year and selling 2016 licenses which run through February 28th 2017.
The 2017 license year does not begin until March 1, 2017, and do not go on sale until February 18th, 2017.
Online sales to RESIDENTS and NONRESIDENTS for the following:
Hunting lottery application
ATV, ORV, OHM, snowmobile and boat renewal
If you are 21 or older you must have a resident record on file. To create a resident record visit any license agent location with the required documentation or contact the DNR license center at (651) 297-1230 or (877) 348-0498, Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Anyone 21 years of age or older, must possess a current Minnesota Driver's License or a current Minnesota Public Safety ID.
To qualify as a resident an individual must have maintained a legal residence in the state for at least 60 days prior to applying for or purchasing a license.
Before you begin your purchase
Any license purchase requiring special documentation (e.g., social security disability, nonresident students) must visit a license agent or the DNR to purchase the license.
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980 must have a MN DNR Firearms Safety Hunter Education Certification or Hunter Safety Education Certificate issued by another State in order to obtain a license to hunt or trap in Minnesota (a Permit to Carry does not meet this requirement).
Please consult the appropriate regulations before purchasing your license/pass/registration for season dates times and information.
Click on one of the buttons below.
Enter your customer identification information.
If you are unable to locate your customer information and you are a nonresident or a resident under age 21, click "Create New Customer". You will then be asked to indicate your residency status. Available licenses will be displayed based on your residency.
Pay for your purchase.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, or E-check to pay for your licenses.
A 3% convenience fee will be added to your total. In addition, $1.65 will be added to your total if the license is required to be mailed. ALL SALES ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS - NO TRANSFERS - NO EXCHANGES - NO CREDITS.
Print the confirmation of your purchase and/or print your license/pass/certificate.
Note: You cannot participate in the activity with the confirmation page.
You will be able to print and use most license/passes/certificates immediately; however, if your purchase cannot be printed because it requires a tag or sticker (i.e., deer, bear, turkey, shelter) you must wait for it to arrive in the mail before participating in the activity.
Licenses that require a tag or sticker should be received by US postal mail within 5 to 10 business days from the date of your online purchase.
Temporary vehicle and boat registration receipts can be printed and are valid for 21 days until you receive your registration documents by mail.