The Town Clerk is an agent of the State Department of Environmental Management and issues freshwater fishing licenses, trout stamps, and migratory bird tags to any person over the age of 15. In addition, permanent “over 65” licenses are available at no charge. Any person applying for a hunting license for the first time must take a course of instruction in safe hunting practices and the use of firearms and/or archery formulated by the Department of Environmental Management.
Resident Fees Non-Resident Fees
Freshwater Fishing License - $18 Fishing License - $35
Hunting License - $18 Hunting License - $45
Combo Hunting/Fishing - $33
Saltwater fishing licenses
Rhode Island saltwater fishing licenses ARE NOT available at the Clerk's Office for purchase.
There are a number of approved vendors throughout the State that issue saltwater fishing licenses for both residents and non-residents. For more information on this new licensing requirement please visit NOAA's Marine Recreational Information Program