Hunters and anglers who wish to hunt or fish during the ‘Stay at Home’ order may do so provided they have the appropriate licensing and permits and are hunting or fishing on private property or at sites which are currently open to the public. We ask our hunters and anglers to help their fellow outdoorsmen and women by following all public health directives, including staying at least six feet away from other sportsmen and staying home if they’re exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.   

Specifically, the Fox Waterway remains open for boating and provides a vast opportunity to practice essential social distancing measures to keep you and your loved ones safe during this world-wide Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  Please see the following links from the Illinois Department of Public Health on necessary prevention and social distancing measures:



Although our offices remain closed to the public during this time, staff continues to safely work for you.  Please mail or complete your watercraft renewal online.  Our team continues to process stickers in a timely manner.  We have also placed a drop box by our front door during the normal business hours of 9-4 pm Monday through Friday.  If you have a new registration please visit: and you will be able to print and complete the application from the comfort of your own home.  You can also visit one of our satellites, but please call ahead to see if they are open and/or have reduced hours:

If you have a customer concern please visit and fill out “Report a Concern” (red tab on right)

We can also be reached by phone, 847-587-8540 or email for any additional questions or needs.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.  Please stay safe and healthy by following the guidelines referred to by the IDPH above.

We’ll continue to get through this together!