Looking to obtain state hunting and fishing licenses? You can can now do so at the Bell County Clerk’s Office in Pineville.
Bell County Court Clerk Rob Lincks has announced the clerk’s office will once again sell the licenses.
“The clerk’s office is excited to be working with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife again,” said Lincks.
Over a year ago the service was removed from the office. Lincks said he wasn’t sure exactly why the service was discontinued under the administration of the previous clerk. He said many other clerk’s offices around the state offer the service.
“It’s just a convenience,” said Lincks. “There’s no money to be made in it whatsoever for the clerk.”
The licenses will be sold at the Pineville location, inside the old Bell County Courthouse. Before the clerk’s office began selling the licenses again, Walmart was one of the only places to buy one in the county.
Lincks said to get the service back inside the clerk’s office, they had to enter into agreement with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. From there, machinery was ordered and hooked up inside the office.
The clerk’s office did not have to pay any money to acquire the machinery. All the revenue collected from the purchase of hunting and fishing licenses will go to the department of fish and wildlife.
The Pineville office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Please visit fw.ky.gov for information regarding seasons, regulations, fees and hunter/boater education.
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