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John A. Dowd
Government Center, Ground Floor
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Permits for Dog, Fishing, Deer , Fur Takers, Migratory Bird, Muzzle Loader, Archery,
Boats, Hunting and Fishing with Pistol

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Dog License

Dogs three months or older are required by the State to be licensed each calendar year by their owner as of January 1st. A lost dog can be returned to its rightful owner if properly licensed. Another benefit is the avoidance of a $300.00 fine in some areas. Dog licenses can be obtained by mail, by calling 610-891-4271/4276 or by printing it from the above link. Lost dogs are usually retained by the SPCA. You can contact them at 610-566-1370. (Valid Jan-Dec can apply at any time) - Printable Dog License

Senior Citizen
Not spayed or neutered

Fishing License
Fishing licenses are required for Pennsylvania streams and lakes for persons 16 years of age or older. It is strongly suggested that adults assisting children who are fishing obtain a license.            (Valid January-December can apply at any time)

Type of License/Stamp Permits

Senior Citizen
Senior Citizen-lifetime
7-Day Tourist
3-Day Tourist
1-Day Tourist (not valid April 1st to 30th)
1-Day Resident (not valid April 1st to 30th)
PA National Guard/Armed Forces Reserve
100% Disabled Veteran with DAV card
Trout stamp
License Replacement

For more information on Fishing in PA, please visit

Hunting License 
Hunting licenses are regulated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for pleasure hunting of game in Pennsylvania. The state is very concerned with hunting safety. A hunting manual is available at the license desk. (Valid July 1 - June 30)

Type of License
Junior Hunting (age 12 thru 16)
Junior Furtaker
Junior Combination*
Adult Hunting (age 17 thru 64)
Adult Furtaking
Senior Hunting** (age 65 & older)
Senior Furtaking
Adult Bear 
Adult Archery
Migratory Game (age 12 and older)
Seven day Small Game***
Adult Muzzleloader****

*All combination licenses include hunting, furtaking, archery & muzzleloading privileges.
**Senior resident hunting and furtaking (annual & lifetime) licenses are available to those who will be 65 years old by June30th of the current license year. Lifetime applications are available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission offices.
***Non-residents of Pennsylvania (12 years & older), Seven consecutive day license includes waterfowl but is not valid for big game including turkey. To hunt waterfowl, applicant must also possess a federal duck stamp and a Migratory Game Bird license.
****A muzzleloader firearm or a bow & arrow may be used during the regular hunting season without purchasing a muzzleloader or archery license.

Hunting & Fishing With Pistol

Hunting and Fishing $6.00

Pistol licenses are issued by the Sheriff's Office located at the front entrance to Court House Building.
(610) 891-4297.

Boat Registration

Boat registration is required for boats used in Pennsylvania streams and lakes. Regulations are administered by the Pennsylvania Fishing & Boating Commission. A bill of sale is required when applying for a registration license. Boats imported from another State must pay the 6% sales tax in addition to other fees.

Boat Registration
(Valid 2 years from date of filing)
Un-powered Boats $18.00 plus handling fee $2.00
Powered boats:under 16 feet $26.00 plus handling fee $2.00
Powered boats:under 20 feet $39.00 plus handling fee $2.00
Powered boats:over 20 feet $52.00 plus handling fee $2.00

Make checks payable to
Treasurer, County of Delaware
Government Center Building, Ground Floor
201 West Front Street Media, PA. 19063

For more information: 610-891-4276

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