Boating or Fishing Event Application

A Boating/Fishing event permit from the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police is required for safety reasons when holding an event on the water.

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Brandi Besecker
Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police

Submission of an application does not guarantee the event will be approved. Do not publicize or promote your event until you receive your notification of acceptance. The permit issued by the Natural Resources Police does not authorize the use of access/launching facilities. The appropriate contact for access/launching facilities is provided on our permit.

A fishing tournament/boating event, when conducted on State Parks lands and water, may require an entrance or admission fee. Contact information for the Division of Parks & Recreation is listed in the application form, below. The Division of Fish & Wildlife will not issue a permit if appropriate documentation of approval is not provided when holding an event on State Park lands.

Please be advised activities such as fundraising, concessions, or other public events are prohibited within Fish & Wildlife lands without a special permit from the Director of Fish & Wildlife.


Who is Hosting the Event?

What Sort of Event Are You Planning?

Where Will the Event Take Place?

Note: If you are requesting an event on waters in a state park, you must get permission from the Division of Parks & Recreation before submitting this form. Park Office Contacts: Lums Pond, 302.368.6989. Killens Pond, 302.284.4526. Trap Pond, 302.875.5153.

In New Castle County

In Kent County

In Sussex County

Other Locations

Locations other than the state-owned water bodies listed above may be privately-owned and the state may not be able to give you a permit.

Please Give a Description of the Event

A representative from the Delaware Natural Resources Police may contact you to discuss event security, medical assistance, sanitary facilities, rescue personnel, and insurance if any of these are applicable to your event. You may be required to provide further details, such as a map or a chart.