Attention:  New this year - ​Before hunting migratory birds, hunters must now go online and fill out the Harvest Information Program survey.  More details

 Resident Commercial License Fees

These licenses are only available from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Frankfort Office.  Call 1-800-858-1549 for information.

 

License Cost Expires Additional Info
Commercial Hunting/Fishing Guide License 150.00 12/31
Live Bait Dealers License (each place of business) 50.00 12/31
Musselling License 400.00 2/28
Mussel Buyers License 600.00 2/28
Taxidermist License 150.00 12/31
Fur Processors License 150.00 3/31
Commercial Shooting Area Permit 150.00 Effective 7/1 - 6/30
Dog Training Area Permit 50.00 July 1 - June 30 Application
Non-Commercial Captive Wildlife propagation (3 year) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Non-Commercial Captive Cervid (3 year) 75.00 2/28
Commercial Captive Wildlife Permit 150.00 1 year from date of issue
Captive Cervid Permit 150.00 2/28
Commercial Fish Propagation Permit 50.00 12/31
Wildlife Transportation Permit 25.00 Individual Shipment
Wildlife Transportation Permit 250.00 1 year from date of issue
Scientific Wildlife Collecting Permit (Educational) 25.00 12/31
Scientific Wildlife Collecting Permit 100.00 12/31
Commercial Nuisance Control Permit 100.00 2/28
Commercial Waterfowl Shooting Permit Fee (Operator's License) 150.00 End of waterfowl season
Pay Lake License (First 2 acres, additional acres $20 each) 150.00 12/31
Falconry Permit (3 years) 75.00 3 years from date of issue
Special Commercial Net Fishing Permit 600.00 Effective 11/1 - 2/28
Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Permit (Per Trial) 75.00 N/A
Shoot to Retrieve Field Trial Permit (Single Day) 25.00 N/A
Commercial Fishing License w/block of 10 150.00 2/28
Gear Tags Blocks of 10 only 15.00 2/28
Rehabilitation Permit 25.00 12/31
Boat Dock Permit 70.00 (prorated) 12/31/2017
Boat Dealer/Manufacturer 100.00 4/30
Shoreline Use Permit 100.00-300.00 (prorated) 12/31/2024
Peabody Group Permit 25.00 N/A
Peabody Group Permit (Annual) 250.00 2/28
Roe-bearing Fish Harvester's Permit 500.00 Effective 10/15 - 5/31
Roe-bearing Fish Buyer's Permit 500.00 Effective 10/15 - 6/5
Fish Transportation Permit 25.00 Expires 12/31