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Costs for licenses

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In addition to the cost of licenses and permits specified in this section, license agents may charge an issuance fee for selling licenses or permits. Note: All sales are final.

Florida resident licenses

One-Year Saltwater Shoreline Only License $0.00
Covers saltwater fishing from shorelines and attached structures. Does not cover fishing from a watercraft, fishing from a shoreline reached by watercraft, or fishing while swimming or diving.

One-Year Saltwater License covers both watercraft and shoreline fishing $17.00

Youth Saltwater Fishing License valid until 17th birthday $17.00

Five-Year Saltwater License $79.00

Combination licenses (Florida residents only)

Fishing-Saltwater/Freshwater $32.50

Fishing-Saltwater/Freshwater & Hunting $48.00

One-Year Gold Sportsmans License $100.00

Five-Year Gold Sportsmans License $494.00

Youth Gold Sportsmans License  valid until 17th birthday $100.00

One-Year Military Gold Sportsmans License $20.00

(Offers the same privileges as the Gold Sportsmans License. Available only to Florida residents who are active or retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve, the National Guard, the U.S. Coast Guard or the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, upon submission of a current military identification card and proof of Florida residency. Purchase at county tax collectors offices only.)

Lifetime saltwater fishing license (Florida residents only; includes Snook and Lobster Permits)

Age: 0-4 $126.50

Age: 5-12 $226.50

Age: 13 or older $301.50

Lifetime sportsman license (Florida residents only)

Age: 0-4 $401.50

Age: 5-12 $701.50

Age: 13 or older $1,001.50

Non-resident licenses

Three-day License $17.00

Seven-day License $30.00

One-Year License $47.00


Snook Permit­ $10.00

Five-Year Snook Permit (Florida residents only) $50.00

Spiny Lobster Permit $5.00

Five-Year Spiny Lobster Permit (Florida residents only) $25.00

Tarpon Tag (available only at tax collector offices) $51.50

If you are required to have a license, even the $0.00 shoreline license, you are required to purchase permits to harvest Snook and Spiny Lobster.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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