Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Instructions and Information below:

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your recent inquiry about establishing a license vendor account for the sale of licenses, stamps and permits.

Our automated system is called DNR Direct and will provide a consistent, easy to use and cost-effective means to register, acquire and renew IDNR permits and licenses.

For the first time a comprehensive on-line database will be maintained that contains all hunting, fishing, boating, etc. information. When your customers apply for or renew a license or permit, basic information is retrieved, and you can sell the “privileges” desired. If a customer loses a license, he can just go to the web or any one of our other statewide agents for a duplicate because information is stored centrally. There will be no more handwriting of licenses. All the information will be printed on the license and all you will need to do is verify the information then have the customer sign their name.

As a participant, you will receive the equipment and be trained in its use. Below is what you need:

Mail completed forms and your security deposit to: IDNR License Office, P.O. Box 19459, Springfield, IL  62794-9459

Please read these documents and return signed copies.

We do require a $250.00 security deposit that is refundable (1 terminal is $250, 2-$400, 3 or more-$500).   Please remit your security deposit with your contract and authorization agreement. Thank you and we look forward to working with you with this automated system.

If you have any questions, you can reach our office at 217-782-2965. Department of Natural Resources information is available to the hearing impaired by calling DNR’s TTY: 217-782-9175.

License Office



updated 11/12/2010

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