Through the online sales service, print at home.
To purchase daily lands passes, once you are at the online sales page, select “Customer Login/Register”. You may select to continue as a guest. Then select “Purchase Licenses”.
Purchasing an annual lands pass requires setting up a customer profile (not shopping as a guest). This enables CDFW to replace an annual pass if it is lost, destroyed or stolen. From the online sales page, select “Customer Login/Register”. At the next page, enter the date of birth and last name of the person who will own the annual lands pass. The next page in the purchase process includes instructions for new customers and customers who have an existing profile.
By phone: (800) 565-1458. For daily lands passes, be sure to carry the temporary authorization number (TAN) provided to you by the sales associate
In Person: Find a Sales Agent or a CDFW License Office
Purchase lands passes in advance of your visit. There are no “in-person” sales on CDFW lands with the exception of the Elkhorn Slough Ecological Reserve. Lands passes can be purchased using a smartphone, but only where there is cellular or WiFi coverage. Lands pass properties may not have coverage.
On-line and phone sales: Only debit or credit cards with the Visa or Mastercard logo are accepted.
In-person sales at CDFW License and Revenue Branch or regional license offices: Checks, money orders, or debit or credit cards with the Visa or Mastercard logo are accepted. Cash is not accepted.
In-person sales at authorized CDFW license agents: Contact the license agent (often a sporting goods store) to see what forms of payment they accept.
It will take 10-15 calendar days to receive your annual lands pass.
If you purchase the annual lands pass online, you will be able to download and print a temporary lands pass that is valid for 15 days at the end of the transaction.
If you purchase an annual lands pass by phone, there is no temporary pass available as part of that purchase.
Yes. You can purchase a daily (1-day) CDFW lands pass for your friend as a guest customer, without having your friend’s personal information. However, to purchase an annual CDFW lands pass, your friend must have or create a customer profile (see the first FAQ).
Providing this information is not required, but it helps direct lands pass revenue to that property.