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Getting Your Florida Saltwater Fishing License

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Fishing in Florida requires a fishing license. If you are traveling in from out of state, you can purchase your license online or by phone. Many non-residents get the 7 day license for $30, but the annual non-resident license is only $47. If you have a major credit card, the FWC offers you 2 ways to buy your hunting or fishing license without leaving your home.

  • Follow this link to buy your license online*(A $2.25 + 2.5% surcharge of total sale per person will be added to your purchase.)
  • Dial toll-free, either 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356) or 888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) from anywhere in the United States or Canada.  (A $3.25 + 2.5% surcharge of total sale per person will be added to your purchase.)

With either method, you’ll have a temporary license number within minutes, enabling you to hunt (in season) or fish right away.  Your permanent license will be mailed within 48 hours.

Saltwater Fishing

How to Order
Resident Saltwater Fishing Licenses
  Annual Five-Year
Gold Sportsman’s License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits) $100.00  
Military Gold Sportsman’s License (includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster permits) (sold only at tax collector’s office) $20.00  
Annual Saltwater Fishing $17.00 $79.00
Saltwater/Freshwater Fishing Combo $32.50  
Saltwater/Freshwater Fishing/Hunting Combo $48.00  
Saltwater Shoreline License Free  
 
Nonresident Saltwater Fishing Licenses
     
Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing $47.00  
Nonresident 3-Day Saltwater Fishing $17.00  
Nonresident 7-Day Saltwater Fishing $30.00  
 
Saltwater Fishing Permits (Resident and Nonresident)
If you are not required to have a license, you are not required to buy permits (except tarpon)
  Annual Five-Year
Residents only
Snook Permit (required to keep snook in season even with the Shoreline license) $10.00 $50.00
Lobster Permit $5.00 $25.00
Tarpon Tag $51.50  
How to Order