Saltwater Permit Types and Fees

Permit TypeFee
Resident Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit$10
Non-Resident Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit$10
Resident Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit - Age 60 and overFree
Non-Resident Recreational Saltwater Fishing Permit - Age 60 and overFree
Resident Recreational Lobster Permit$40

Freshwater Fishing, Hunting, and Trapping Licenses and Fees*

License TypeLicense NameFee*
Freshwater FishingResident Citizen / Alien Fishing$27.50
Resident Citizen / Alien Minor Fishing (Age 15-17)FREE
Resident Citizen Fishing (Age 65-69)$16.25
Resident Citizen Fishing (Blind, Paraplegic, Intellectually Disabled, and Aged 70 or Over)
(First-time applicants must apply via Boston office. Application pdf format of Disabled License Application Form )
FREE
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien Fishing$37.50
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien 3-Day Fishing$23.50
Resident Citizen/Alien 3-Day Fishing$12.50
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien Minor Fishing, (Age 15-17)$11.50
Resident / Non-Resident Citizen / Alien 1-Day Fishing (Quabbin Reservoir)$5.00
Hunting Resident Citizen Hunting$27.50
Resident Citizen Hunting, (Age 65-69)$16.25
Resident and Non-Resident Citizen Hunting, Paraplegic
(First-time applicants must apply via Boston office. Application pdf format of Disabled License Application Form )
FREE
Resident Alien Hunting$27.50
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien Hunting, Big Game (bear, deer, turkey)$99.50
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien Hunting, Small Game$65.50
Non-Resident Citizen / Alien, Commercial Shooting Preserve (1-Day)$10.00
Resident Citizen Minor Hunting (Age 15-17)$11.50
Resident Citizen / Alien, Commercial Shooting Preserve (1-Day)$10.00
Sporting
(Freshwater Fishing
and Hunting)
Resident Citizen / Alien Sporting$45.00
Resident Citizen Sporting (Age 65-69)$25.00
Resident Citizen Sporting & Trapping (Aged 70 or Over)FREE
Resident and Non-Resident Paraplegic Sporting
(First-time applicants must apply via Boston office. Application pdf format of Disabled License Application Form )
FREE
TrappingResident Citizen Trapping$35.50
Resident Citizen Minor Trapping (Age 15-17)$11.50
Resident Citizen Trapping, (Age 65-69)$35.50
Resident Citizen Sporting & Trapping (Aged 70 or Over)FREE
Non-Resident Trapping
(Applicants must contact Boston office for application)
$200.00
Hunting StampsArchery Stamp (no collector's stamps available)$5.10
Waterfowl Stamp (no collector's stamps available)$5.00
Primitive Firearms Stamp (no collector's stamps available)$5.10
Hunting PermitsWild Turkey Permit$5.00
Black Bear Permit$5.00
Antlerless Deer Permit$5.00

* Fees listed above for resident and non-resident licenses include a $5.00 Wildlands Conservation Stamp fee. Massachusetts residents only pay the $5.00 Wildlands Stamp fee with the first license purchased in a calendar year. Non-residents are required to pay the Wildlands Stamp fee with every license purchased.

Disability Definitions and Requirements

(a) Blind: A Division application form pdf format of Disabled License Application Form completed by the applicant and a copy of a certificate of blindness issued by the Commission for the Blind to the applicant;

(b) Paraplegic: A Division application form pdf format of Disabled License Application Form completed by the applicant and an attestation on the form by a physician that the applicant is a person who has total paralysis of the lower half of the body, or a condition that prevents any use of the lower limbs;

(c) Intellectually Disabled: A Division application form pdf format of Disabled License Application Form completed by the applicant and an attestation on the form by a physician that the applicant is a person with an intellectual disability within the meaning of M.G.L. c. 123B § 1, which is defined thereunder as, “a person who, as a result of inadequately developed or impaired intelligence, as determined by clinical authorities as described in the regulations of the Department of Developmental Services, is substantially limited in the person’s ability to learn or adapt, as judged by established standards available for the evaluation of a person’s ability to function in the community.  As provided in the Department of Developmental Services regulations at 115 CMR 2.01, intellectual disability is the preferred term to describe the condition of mental retardation and is synonymous with the term mental retardation;