Licenses & Regulations

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers various licenses and permits that authorize regulated activities such as hunting, fishing and trapping. By purchasing a license or permit, you help sustain North Carolina's wildlife heritage and safeguard the future of fish and wildlife in North Carolina for generations to come. This site provides information about the licenses, permits and related opportunities available in North Carolina.

Customer Service

Need assistance with licenses? Contact customer service (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) by phone at 888-248-6834 or by email (

  • 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.