Hunting & Fishing Licenses

Connecticut Marine License

The Marine Waters Fishing License (also known as Saltwater Fishing License) is an annual sport fishing license issued on a calendar basis. Anyone age 16 or older, fishing (taking or attempting to take fist or bait species) from shore or from a boat in the marine district of the state, or landing marine fish or bait species in Connecticut taken from offshore waters is required to have one.

Connecticut Marine Licenses are currently being honored by New York (for boundary waterways only), Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine. Please see the DEEP website for additional information.

DEEP Fishing & Hunting Licenses

Now available online on Connecticut's Official State - CT Fishing page.

Licenses are also available at participating retailers and DEEP field offices.

Marine Headquarters, Old LymeTuesday and Thursday
8 am to 4 pm
Eastern District, MarlboroughMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm
Western District, HarwintonMonday through Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm
Franklin WMA, North FranklinMonday through Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm
Sessions Woods WMA, BurlingtonMonday through Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm
DEEP Main Office
79 Elm Street Hartford, CT
Monday through Friday
9 am to 4 pm

Dick's Sporting Goods
130 Elm Street
Enfield, CT

475 East Hartford Boulevard North
East Hartford, CT

Over 65 Licenses

Inland Fishing and Marine Fishing Licenses are available to Connecticut residents who are over 65 years of age free of charge upon presentation of a Connecticut Driver's License or Passport. Hunting Licenses for those over 65 are also available to those who can show proof of having a prior hunting license within the last five years or a Certificate of Completion of a hunter's safety course recognized by the State of Connecticut.