Obtaining an Indiana Fishing License

Fishing Licenses Obtaining an Indiana Fishing License

How DoNotPay Can Help You Get An Indiana Fishing License 

Indiana is the home to some of the best hotspots for fishers, including Tippecanoe Lake, Lake Maxinkuckee, Lake Wawasee, Patoka Lake, Lake Monroe, Lake Shafer, Barbee Lake, and so many more. Although it would be exciting to go fishing in the spur of the moment, you must have an  before your adventure on any of these magnificent lakes. 

The problem is that it can take a substantial amount of time and research to ensure that you are not only licensed but equipped with the appropriate license for your adventure. Then you have to add in the trip you will have to make to the county office to retrieve your licensing, where you will likely not be the only one waiting in line.

Even worse, you are vulnerable to fines up to $12,000 and a penalty for each fish you catch if you skip the step of getting your license before you go fishing. 

Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you get your Indiana fishing license with little effort on your part while saving you a trip to your county office. All you do is pick the appropriate licensing and pay the fee — we'll do the rest!

What are the Different Types of Indiana Fishing Licenses?

Before you go fishing in one of Indiana's famous lakes, you must first pay for and obtain one or more suitable licenses. When contacting the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, you'll be given at least seven licensing options: annual fishing, one-day fishing, annual senior fishing, senior fish-for-life, voluntary senior annual fishing, trout/salmon stamp privilege, and combination licensing for hunting and fishing.

Indiana Fishing License Costs

  • Annual Fishing — $17
  • One-day Fishing (includes Trout/Salmon) — $9
  • Annual Senior Fishing — $3
  • Senior Fish-for-Life — $17
  • Voluntary Senior Annual Fishing — $3
  • Trout/Salmon Stamp Privilege — $11
  • Hunting & Fishing Combination License — $25

How to get an Indiana Fishing License on Your Own

The process for getting an Indiana fishing license may not seem too daunting at first, but it does often take a lot of your time to complete. This means less time fishing and more time getting all the qualifications you need to fish!

There are three ways to purchase your license:

  1. Mail — If you choose to purchase your fishing license by mail, you will need to include your name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip, phone number, social security number, and more. You can use checks, money orders, or a credit card to pay. Note that while this may seem easy, you will have to wait at least two weeks for delivery.
  2. In-person — heading to your nearest retailer, county clerk, or another DNR property in the state is another option. In these cases, however, you will likely run into problems with wait times and potential difficulty getting questions answered from staff if they're busy.
  3. Online — you can also use the DNR online portal to purchase a license. The challenge is that they request that you use a specific browser and its latest version to complete the transaction. You will also be required to set up an account and keep up with password changes on Access Indiana (Indiana Fish & Wildlife Online License System) to make your current and future licensing purchases.

Who Can Get a Fishing License?

18 and olderEligible to get an Indiana fishing license with a valid, government-issued ID
Under 18 or born before April 1, 1943Not required to obtain an Indiana fishing license

How to get an Indiana Fishing License With DoNotPay

There can be quite a few hoops to jump through to get your Indiana fishing license, but you don't have to go through the process alone. With DoNotPay, you can skip all the research and direct contact by letting us do the work for you.

In these quick and easy steps, you can obtain your Indiana fishing license:

  1. Search "fishing license" on DoNotPay and select the state you would like a fishing license for.


  2. Indicate whether you are a resident or non-resident, and choose the type of license you want. For example, saltwater vs. freshwater license, three-day only pass, and more.


  3. Provide your contact information, a copy of your government-issued ID, and pay the fee required by the state.


Using DoNotPay For All Your Problems

DoNotPay has many fishing license resources for you to tap into, from using a fishing license app to online fishing license options. This is in addition to going through the process and getting your fishing license for you.

And that isn't all we can do for you with automation. We can also help with other problems unrelated to fishing. For instance, we can do all the following and more:

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