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Licenses & Permits

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations Florida Saltwater Fishing

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 Saltwater Licenses

One-Year Saltwater License $17.00
Covers both watercraft and shoreline fishing
Youth Saltwater Fishing License — valid until 17th birthday $17.00
Five-Year Saltwater License $79.00
One-Year Saltwater Shoreline 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.

Non-resident saltwater licenses

Three-day Saltwater License $17.00
Seven-day Saltwater License $30.00
One-Year Saltwater License $47.00

Saltwater permits

Snook Permit­ — residents and non-residents $10.00
Five-Year Snook Permit (Florida residents only) $50.00
Spiny Lobster Permit — residents and non-residents $5.00
Five-Year Spiny Lobster Permit (Florida residents only) $25.00
Tarpon Tag (available only at tax collector offices) $51.50

Florida resident combination licenses

Fishing-Saltwater/Freshwater $32.50
Fishing-Saltwater/Freshwater & Hunting $48.00
One-Year Gold Sportsman’s License $100.00
Five-Year Gold Sportsman’s License $494.00
Youth Gold Sportsman’s License — valid until 17th birthday $100.00
One-Year Military Gold Sportsman’s License $20.00
Includes the same licenses and permits as the Gold Sportsman’s License. Available at county tax collectors’ offices with current military identification card for Florida residents who are active duty or fully retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, Florida National Guard, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve. Fully-retired veterans may renew online.

Florida resident Lifetime Saltwater fishing licenses

Age: 0–4 $126.50
Age: 5–12 $226.50
Age: 13 or older $301.50

Florida resident Lifetime Gold Sportsman’s licenses

Age: 0–4 $401.50
Age: 5–12 $701.50
Age: 13 or older $1,001.50