Fish & Wildlife

Minnow Retailer License

A minnow retailer license allows for the retail sale of minnows (including leeches) as bait at one business location. You must purchase an additional minnow retailer license for each additional retail location. Vehicles being used to transport minnows for retail sale are required to have a Minnow Retailer Vehicle License.



$47/location/license year

$15/minnow retailer vehicle


Optional permit applications

Bait Preservation Permit This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (233.77 K, 2 pages)


Request an Application

Click here to request an application.


License Renewal Information

License renewal packets will be mailed out to all current minnow retailer licensees in January. You can renew your license by completing and returning the enclosed license application.


Questions? Contact us!

Sean Sisler, Acting Aquaculture and Fish Health Consultant