Bait Dealer Licenses

types of bait dealer licenses

Resident Retail Bait Dealer License - $30 fee
The license permits the licensee to raise, trap, seine, buy, sell, possess, and transport bait. No retail bait dealer may sell bait to wholesale, retail or export bait dealers. This license is not required for residents under 16 years of age.

Resident Wholesale Bait Dealer License - $275 fee
The license permits the licensee to raise, trap, seine, buy, sell to any retail, wholesale, or export bait dealer, possess, and transport bait and other wild animals commonly used as fish bait within the state, and to transport and sell bait in any adjoining state. This license is not required by residents under 16 years of age.

Export Bait Dealer License - $400 fee
The license permits the licensee to buy and possess bait within the state and transport the bait out of the state for resale.

Nonresident Retail Bait Dealer License - $55 fee
The license permits the licensee to buy, sell, possess and transport bait. No nonresident bait dealer licensed under this section may sell bait to wholesale, retail or export bait dealers.

Nonresident Wholesale Bait Dealer License - $550 fee
The license permits the licensee to transport bait into the state, possess bait within the state, and sell bait within the state to any retail, wholesale or export bait dealers.

Raising Baitfish
Raising bait fish species is permitted for licensed resident retail and wholesale bait dealers. Please contact your local Game, Fish, and Parks office for details on the process used to approve ponds for stocking bait fish species.