Changes have been made to the way counter services are offered by the Ontario government.
Walk-in counter services formerly provided by Ministry of Natural Resources district offices are now offered at any of the 68 ServiceOntario Government Information Centres.
You may also make an appointment at your local ministry district office for ministry services such as specialty Licences and Authorizations by contacting the Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940.
See the list below for services that are offered at Ministry of Natural Resources direct offices and services that are offered at ServiceOntario centres.
Services Offered at Ministry of Natural Resources Offices
* select locations only
- Ice Hut Registration*
- Licence to Transport or Possess Live Fish
- Commercial Bait Fish Licences
- Licence to Chase Raccoon at Night & Fox/Coyote During the Day (until January 1, 2014, when this licence will no longer be required)
- Licence to Hunt Raccoon at Night (until January 1, 2014, when this licence will no longer be required)
- Non-Resident Black Bear Validation Certificate
- Replacement Seals for Immobilized Game (Bear)
- Guide Licences
- Non-Resident Moose Validation Certificate (Tourist Outfitters)
- Trapping Licences
- Non-Resident Wildlife Export Permits
- CITES Permits (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora)
Lands and Waters:
- Land Use, Aggregates & Work Permits
- Non-Resident Crown Land Camping Exemption Letters*
- Fuel Wood Permits*
- Licence to Harvest Wild Rice on Crown Land*
- Crown Land Maps*
For other Licence and Authorization inquiries, contact your local MNR office for an appointment or contact the Natural Resources Information Centre at 1-800-667-1940.
Services Offered at ServiceOntario Centres
** select centres only
- Temporary Outdoors Cards
- Ontario Resident Fishing Licences
- Canadian Resident Fishing Licences
- Non-Resident Fishing Licences
- Temporary Outdoors Cards
- Ontario Resident Hunting Licences
- Non-Resident Hunting Licences
- Hunter Safety Exams submission
- Duplicate Licences
- Big Game Draw Application submission
- Moose Tag Transfers
- Non-Resident Moose Validation Certificate (non-draw applicant only)
- Renewal of Licence to Hunt Raccoon at Night (until January 1, 2014, when this licence will no longer be required)
- Non-Resident Game Bird Licence to Hunt on Game Bird Preserves**
- Non-Resident Crown Land Camping Permits**
- Export Permits for Big Game
- Blank Work Permit form distribution
- Refund Application form submission
Many of the listed Licences are also available at MNR's Outside Licence Issuers located across the province.
For fast, friendly, easy access to government services for your personal and business needs, please visit www.serviceontario.ca or call 1-800-267-8097.