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Costs for Licenses

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Costs for licenses

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


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

Youth Saltwater Fishing License — valid until 17th birthday


Five-Year Saltwater License


Combination licenses (Florida residents only)



Fishing-Saltwater/Freshwater & Hunting


One-Year Gold Sportsman’s License


Five-Year Gold Sportsman’s License


Youth Gold Sportsman’s License — valid until 17th birthday


One-Year Military Gold Sportsman’s License


(Offers the same privileges as the Gold Sportsman’s 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 collector’s offices only.)

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

Age: 0–4


Age: 5–12


Age: 13 or older


Lifetime sportsman license (Florida residents only)

Age: 0–4


Age: 5–12


Age: 13 or older


Non-resident licenses

Three-day License


Seven-day License


One-Year License



Snook Permit­


Five-Year Snook Permit (Florida residents only)


Spiny Lobster Permit


Five-Year Spiny Lobster Permit (Florida residents only)


Tarpon Tag (available only at tax collector offices)


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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