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Recreational Freshwater Licenses & Permits

Before purchasing a recreational fishing license, be sure to know what is needed based on activity.

Licenses and permits are available online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, in person at a license agent or tax collector's office or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-347-4356).

Check what qualifies for Florida residency and if you are eligible for exemptions.

Freshwater Fishing Licenses

Required to take or attempt to take native or nonnative freshwater fish. 

  • Resident Annual:  $17.00
  • Resident Five-Year:  $79.00
  • Non-Resident Annual:  $47.00
  • Non-Resident 3-Day:  $17.00
  • Non-Resident 7-Day:  $30.00

 

Freshwater fishing license combined with saltwater fishing and/or hunting license(s) for a reduced-cost to Florida residents.

  • Annual Resident Freshwater Fishing|Saltwater Fishing Combination  $32.50
  • Annual Resident Freshwater Fishing|Hunting Combination  $32.50
  • Annual Resident Freshwater Fishing|Saltwater Fishing|Hunting Combination  $48.00

Includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.  Does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Sportsman's License:  $80.50

Available for Florida residents 64 years of age or older.  Includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.  Does not include Saltwater Fishing License, Snook or Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Silver Sportsman's 64+:  $13.50
  • Five-Year Resident Silver Sportsman's 64+:  $61.50

Includes Freshwater Fishing, Hunting and Saltwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits.

  • Annual Resident Gold Sportsman's License:  $100.00
  • Five-Year Resident Gold Sportsman's License:  $494.00

(Includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits). Available to Florida residents who are active duty or retired military members at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com through an online verification process. The license is also available at Florida tax collectors' offices with proof of residency and a current military identification card.

  • Annual Resident Military Gold Sportsman's License:  $20.00

Optional for ages 8 to 15 and valid until 17th birthday (a freshwater fishing license is not required until age 16).

  • Resident Youth Freshwater Fishing License:  $17.00
  • Resident Youth Gold Sportsman's License:  $100.00

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Hard Card: A hard, credit card-style license can be purchased in addition to purchasing your license or permits.  The hard card costs $5 and will be shipped separately (please note your receipt and “hard card shipped separately” to verify this was included). NOTE: Each $5 hard card can hold up to seven different licenses or permits.

Costs: Prices listed on this website include a tax collector's fee. In addition to the cost of a license or permit listed below, the license or permit vendor may also charge an issuance fee of 50¢.

All sales are final. License and permit fees are nonrefundable.