Hunting, Fishing, Trapping Licenses

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers various types of licenses and permits that differ with regard to the activities they authorize. This site provides information about the licenses and permits available, the privileges they authorize and the associated fees. All licenses are nontransferable.

Purchase a license using one of the following options:


  • Online using a VISA or MasterCard .
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  • By telephone at 888-248-6834, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • In person, at select  wildlife service agents.
  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.

Customer Service

Need assistance with licenses? Contact customer service by phone at 888-248-6834 or by email at licenses@ncwildlife.org. Customer service is available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Infant, Youth, and Disabled Lifetime Licenses cannot be purchased online. For more information, search Lifetime License Types.
  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.