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Electronic Licensing System (ELS) Agent Letter

Feb. 16, 2018


Dear ODFW Licensing Agent:

With the 2017 licensing year over, we want to thank you for your role in getting Oregonians out on the water and into nature to experience wildlife.  We also want to share some exciting news regarding our Electronic License System (ELS). 

During the next year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) will be modernizing the ELS system to enhance customer service.  The new licensing system will involve changes for customers, agents, and ODFW, and the result will create a better experience and more efficiencies for customers and will save the agency money. A new ELS is anticipated to decrease system costs by as much as $1.4 million each year.

The first step in this process is for the Department of Administrative Services and ODFW to issue a request for proposals (RFP), which we did in December, for contractors to bid on a project to provide a new electronic licensing system.

While the new system will not go into effect until late November 2018, work must begin now in order to allow time to choose a vendor, design and implement the system, and communicate with customers and ELS agents. Other states have successfully implemented similar, modern license systems and ODFW plans to learn from their experiences. Across the spectrum of retail, customers are demanding the convenience of modern technology as part of their purchasing experiences, whether it is movie theaters, airlines, or retail stores.

Again, agents will continue using the current iPOS system through November 2018.  We will be updating you regularly throughout the implementation of this new system.

If you have any questions please contact ODFW Agent Support at 1 (800) 293-3762.


ODFW Electronic License System Replacement Team


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