DNR announces license changes|
State conservation officials today announced changes in the DNR licensing system that will be of interest to hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The changes, effective March 1 with the start of the new licensing year, include new, non-adhesive licenses. Therefore, licenses that require adhesive backing, including off road vehicle, snowmobile permits and state parks motor vehicle permits, will be pre-printed and no longer printed on the retail sales system at DNR license locations.
Off Road Vehicle permit buyers will be among the first affected by the changes. Pre-printed 2003-04 ORV decals will be available March 1 from nearly 500 agents throughout Michigan, including select hunting and fishing license outlets with traditionally high ORV permit sales volumes, most ORV dealerships, DNR Operations Service Centers and license agents who request supplies of the pre-printed permits. Starting this year, customers can also purchase ORV permits on the DNR web site, www.michigan.gov/dnr. The new permits will be required on all ORVs starting April 1.
Snowmobile permits for the 2003 season, which began last October, remain valid through September í03, but will no longer be printed at Michiganís 1,700 DNR licensing agent terminals. Starting March 1, pre-printed snowmobile permits will be available through more than 300 Michigan Snowmobile Association agents statewide, or the Michigan Sunrise Side agents located throughout eastern Michigan. Applicants can also get these decals from DNR Operations Service Centers, and on the DNR internet site.