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Licenses & Permits

Fishing Regulations Florida Freshwater Fishing

Fishing license requirements and fees

License, permit, and issuance fees and exemptions are established by the Legislature. In addition to the cost of licenses and permits specified in this section, license agents currently charge a 50-cent issuance fee for selling licenses or permits.

Licensing requirements follow the species of fish you are fishing for, regardless of where you are fishing. For example, anglers fishing for and possessing largemouth bass in brackish water need a freshwater license; anglers fishing for saltwater species in fresh water (e.g., spotted sea trout, red drum, snook, or American shad) need a saltwater license to possess these species. An exception is that when fishing in fresh water with a freshwater license (or legal exemption) you may take mullet without a saltwater license (seasons and sizes follow the saltwater fishing rules). Anyone can buy a license to contribute to conservation.

Resident Freshwater Fishing Licenses

For purposes of fishing in Florida, a “resident” is defined as any person who has declared Florida as his or her only state of residence as evidenced by a valid Florida driver license or identification card with both a Florida address and a Florida residency verified by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV). If the person does not have a Florida driver license or identification card on record with HSMV, a Florida voter information card, declaration of domicile, or homestead exemption may be used as proof of Florida residency. Active military personnel stationed in Florida, including their spouses and dependent children residing in the household, are considered residents when purchasing fishing licenses.

Freshwater Fishing (valid 12 months from specified start date)

$17.00

Youth Freshwater Fishing (optional for children under the age of 16 and valid until 17th birthday—a fishing license is not required until age 16)

$17.00

BEST BUY — 5-Year Freshwater Fishing
(valid 5 years from specified start date)

$79.00

Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combo (valid 12 months from specified start date)

$32.50

Freshwater Fishing/Hunting Combo (valid 12 months from specified start date)

$32.50

Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing/Hunting Combo (valid 12 months from specified start date)

$48.00

Resident 64 or Older Sportsman’s License includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery,
Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits

(valid 12 months from specified start date)

$13.50

Sportsman’s License includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting licenses; and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Deer, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits

(valid 12 months from specified start date)

$80.50

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

(valid 12 months from specified start date)

$100.00

Youth Gold Sportsman’s License

(optional for children under the age of 16 and valid until 17th birthday—a fishing license is not required until age 16—hunter safety certificate required—
includes same licenses and permits as Gold Sportsman’s License)

$100.00

Military Gold Sportsman’s License

(sold only at tax collector’s office—includes same licenses and permits as Gold Sportsman’s License)
(valid 12 months from specified start date)

$20.00

5-Year Gold Sportsman’s License

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

$494.00

Nonresident Freshwater Fishing Licenses

Freshwater Fishing (valid 12 months from specified start date)

$47.00

3-Day Freshwater Fishing (valid 3 consecutive days from specified start date)

$17.00

7-Day Freshwater Fishing (valid 7 consecutive days from specified start date)

$30.00

Lifetime Licenses (For Florida Residents Only)

Lifetime licenses are available to Florida residents only. Funds generated from sales of these licenses are invested, creating an endowment to support long-term conservation of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. Costs of lifetime licenses are less than what would be spent on annual licenses, permits and fees, and are valid in Florida even if you move out of state.

Lifetime Sportsman’s License
(includes Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Saltwater Fishing licenses; Deer, Wildlife Management Area,
Archery, Turkey, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits)

4 years or younger

$401.50

5-12 years

$701.50

13 years and older

$1,001.50

Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License

4 years or younger

$126.50

5-12 years

$226.50

13 years or older

$301.50