Office of Licensing and Permitting

Erin Rainey, Director
2590 Executive Center Circle, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32301

The Office of Licensing and Permitting (OLP) is the central point in the FWC for customers to quickly and efficiently obtain licenses and permits. Annually, OLP issues more than 2.3 million recreational fishing and hunting licenses and permits through the licensing systems at more than 800 agent and tax-collector locations, on the Internet and by telephone. In addition, more than 2 million licenses, permits and tags for commercial saltwater and freshwater fishing are processed through OLP.

OLP budget summary

Funding source FTE FTE salaries Other costs
LATF   $49,034 $72,205
MRCTF   $653,941 $726,767
SGTF   $365,570 $3,025,377
CARLTF   $0 $0
Total operating   $1,068,545 $3,824,349
Total budget 21.0 $1,068,545 $3,824,349

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