Lake Vermilion Resorts

Fishing License Fees

2024 Minnesota Fishing License Fees

Licenses go on sale March 1.

For a complete list of licensing requirements and fees, or to purchase your license online, go to Minnesota DNR Fishing License Page


Online License Sales

Fishing licenses are effective from March 1 to the last day of February.

The Minnesota DNR has received a limited number of reports from people who attempted to purchase fishing or hunting licenses online and came away from the transaction without a license, or having been charged in excess of the cost of a license.

People should keep the following in mind when purchasing a license:

  • Online license purchases should be made only on this DNR website.
  • Licenses also may be purchased by phone at 1-888-665-4236 (1-MN-LICENSE), or at approved vendors throughout the state. A list is available here:
    (ATV,ORV,OHM, Snowmobile and Boat renewals cannot be purchased by phone
  • If you suspect you have been a victim of fraud in an online license purchase using a credit card, contact the card issuer immediately. You may also contact your local law enforcement agency.