DFW’s no-cash policy officially in effect

California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) no longer accepts cash payments at regional counters or its License and Revenue Branch. The no-cash policy went into effect Jan. 1.

State officials said the no-cash policy would improve efficiency, customer service and employee safety.

“Accepting cash payments is costly in both the staff time it takes to process and in armored car services,” state officials said on the DFW website.

Payments can be made via check, money order, or any debit/credit card with a Visa or Mastercard logo.

Cash payments can still be made for items purchased at authorized local sales agents, according to state officials.

More information is available online at wildlife.ca.gov/licensing.

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