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Lifetime Licenses

For Florida residents who are avid sportsmen and want the convenience of securing licensing for all hunting or fishing activities, the lifetime license is for you.  Your lifetime license will remain valid for use in Florida even if you move out of state.  For hunters and anglers who like a bargain, the cost of a lifetime license is less than what you would spend on annual licenses, permits and fees.  The earlier you make your purchase, the bigger the savings.  The lifetime license is also ideal for parents, grandparents and family friends who want to pass on the joys of outdoor recreation to young people and help ensure that today's youth have the natural resources to share hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing with their children.

The lifetime license is also a wonderful option for conservationists who want to contribute to the long-term management of Florida's natural resources.  Funds generated from the sale of these licenses are invested, creating an endowment to support the long-term conservation of Florida's wildlife and fisheries resources.  Only the interest from the trust fund is appropriated and the principal is held in perpetuity to ensure future funding for fish and wildlife programs. This endowment will ensure that Florida's natural resources are conserved today and for the future, and that your children can pass on hunting and fishing traditions to their children. 

Note: Lifetime licenses remain valid for use in Florida even if the license holder moves out of the state. See more about Florida residency.

Lifetime Licenses for Florida Residents

The Lifetime Gold Sportsman's License includes Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Saltwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits.

  • Age 4 or younger:  $401.50
  • Ages 5-12:  $701.50
  • Ages 13 and older:  $1,001.50

 

The Lifetime Hunting License includes a Hunting license; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, and Florida Waterfowl permits.

  • Age 4 or younger:  $201.50
  • Ages 5-12:  $351.50
  • Ages 13 and older:  $501.50

The Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License includes a Saltwater Fishing license and Snook and Lobster permits.

  • Age 4 or younger:  $126.50
  • Ages 5-12:  $226.50
  • Ages 13 and older:  $301.50

The Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License includes a Freshwater Fishing license.

  • Age 4 or younger:  $126.50
  • Ages 5-12:  $226.50
  • Ages 13 and older:  $301.50

 

How to Order

For children under 13 years of age, lifetime licenses can be purchased only at tax collectors' offices and with the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate
  • Social Security Card and
  • Copy of the Florida driver's license of one parent whose name appears on the birth certificate.

Youth between the ages of 13 and 18 may also use:

  • Student ID Card (from Florida school) and
  • Parent's proof of residency (child must be accompanied by the parent at the time of purchase).

For individuals 16 years of age and older who have a valid Florida Driver's License or Identification Card with residency verified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a lifetime license may be purchased at tax collectors' offices or online.

The cost of a lifetime license includes a credit card-style plastic card.