Recreational Hunting & Fishing Licenses & Permits


Holiday Promotion Lifetime Sportsman Price Reduction Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014

Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014. During this time, the license price will be reduced to $500 (plus processing fees) for Florida residents who are 5 through 21 years old.

This will be available to purchase at a local Tax Collector’s office, by phone, or online for ages 5-21. To purchase the license, you must provide date of birth and social security number.  

Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Recreational licenses and permits for residents and nonresidents are available on the Internet; at retail agents, such as sporting goods stores or other retailers that sell hunting or fishing equipment; by phone; and at county tax collectors' offices. All license, permit and issuance fees are subject to change by the legislature.

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How to order & What you need to know ...

Visitors Licenses

Note: License and permit fees are nonrefundable.

Licenses, fees and how to order

 Applicant information and FAQs

Other licenses and permits (including application forms) 

 Commercial regulations related to hunting (taking furbearers) and fishing are also available.

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