Digital Fishing License

Colorado Parks and Wildlife resident fishing licenses are now accessible through myColorado! Resident anglers can purchase their fishing licenses the same way they always have but now have the option to display it within the myColorado app.

Learn more about fishing in Colorado, including 37 angling locations within Colorado state parks, at cpw.state.co.us. Purchase a 2021 annual fishing license online, at your local CPW office or at any authorized sales agents statewide.

Access your digital fishing license

  1. If you haven't already, download the myColorado app from the App Store or Google Play and create an account.

  2. From the Wallet screen, tap Colorado Parks and Wildlife Licenses. Then tap Digital Fishing License.

  3. Enter the Customer Identification (CID) number and tap Submit.

Things to Know

  • Currently, myColorado only supports CPW fishing licenses.

  • Newly-issued licenses can take up to four business days to become available in myColorado.

  • Any changes to your fishing license status will be reflected in the digital version within the app as soon as the phone has broadband connectivity. If the license has expired, an "expired" watermark will appear. If it has been canceled, refunded, voided, etc., no digital license will appear.

  • No connectivity is needed once your digital fishing license has been added to myColorado.

  • See current myColorado system requirements to ensure your device is supported.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife Licenses FAQs

Can I purchase a fishing or hunting license via the myColorado app?

In myColorado, select "Shop Colorado Parks & Wildlife" on the app Services page and navigate to the appropriate pages to purchase your CPW fishing license. Currently, myColorado only supports fishing licenses from CPW. Other licenses and permits, including combined fishing-hunting licenses, individual park passes, dog-off leash passes and some annual hunting licenses, may be supported in future app releases.


How can I apply for the Disabled Resident Lifetime Fishing License?

Please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s website for the Disabled Resident Lifetime Fishing License application and instructions.

Troubleshooting Tips

What can I do if I entered the wrong CID number or license year?

Simply delete or refresh your digital fishing license from the Digital Fishing License screen and enter the correct CID number and license year.


Why can't I see my digital hunting/fishing combo license?

Only CPW fishing licenses are supported in the myColorado app at this time. When uploaded, the combination hunting/fishing license will only display the most recent fishing only license, even if it is expired.


Questions about your Digital Fishing License?

Contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) at 303-297-1192, the nearest CPW Area Office, or submit an online form here.