The Tax Collector serves as an agent of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by being the primary source for the sale and issuance of a variety of hunting and fishing licenses. The Tax Collector may designate and authorize, at his discretion, various sub-agents; such as “bait and tackle” dealers, sporting goods stores and retail outlets to sell and issue these licenses, as well.
Hunting and fishing licenses may also be purchased or renewed by telephone for an additional fee. Please call 1-800-347-4356 for this service.
A valid hunting and/or fishing license must be carried on his or her person when participating in these activities.
NOTE: Persons born on or after June 1, 1975 cannot purchase a hunting license unless they show proof of successful completion of a hunter education safety course. You may contact the local Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission office at 386-758-0525 for class times.
Hunting Licenses are annual permits that expire 12 months from the date of purchase:
- Resident Annual Hunting, Fresh & Saltwater Fishing – $48.00
- Resident Annual Hunting – $17.00
- Resident Annual Hunting and Freshwater Fishing – $32.50
- Resident Sportsman – $80.50 (Includes all except Saltwater Fishing, Federal Duck Stamp and
- Non-Resident Annual Hunting – $151.50
- Non-Resident 10 day Hunting – $46.50
- Annual Trapping license – $26.50
- Management Area permit – $26.50
- Archery permit – $5.00
- Muzzleloader permit – $5.00
- Turkey permit – $5.00
- State Waterfowl or Duck permit – $3.00
- Migratory Bird (Coot, Rails, Woodcock, Snipe, Gallinule, Ducks & Dove) – FREE
- Resident Gold Sportsman’s License – $100.00 (includes Hunting, Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing licenses; Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits)
- Resident Military Gold Sportsman’s License – $20.00 (includes Hunting, Saltwater and Freshwater Fishing licenses; Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits) (sold only at tax collector’s office)
Annual Fishing Licenses and permits expire 12 months from the date of purchase.
- Resident Annual Fresh & Saltwater Fishing – $32.50
- Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing – $17.00
- Resident Annual Freshwater Fishing and Hunting – $32.50
- Non-Resident Freshwater Annual Fishing – $47.00
- Non-Resident 7 day Freshwater Fishing – $30.00
- Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing – $17.00
- Non-Resident Annual Saltwater Fishing – $47.00
- Non-Resident 7 day Saltwater Fishing – $30.00
- Non-Resident 3 day Saltwater Fishing – $17.00
- Non-Resident 3 day Freshwater Fishing – $17.00
- Snook permit – $2.00
- Crawfish permit – $2.00
LIFETIME OR 5 YEAR HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE
Lifetime and 5 year Hunting and Fishing licenses are available to Florida residents only
- 5 year Freshwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age – $79.00
- 5 year Saltwater Fishing for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include snook, crawfish or tarpon tags – $79.00
- 5 year Hunting for those 16 to 64 years of age and does not include management stamps, archery, muzzleloader, turkey and state waterfowl stamps – $79.00
Lifetime Freshwater Fishing or Saltwater Fishing with Crawfish and Snook permits
- 4 years old and younger – $126.50
- 5 years through 12 years of age – $226.50
- 13 years old and older – $301.50
Lifetime Hunting with management area, muzzleloader, Archery, turkey and state waterfowl permits
- 4 years old and younger – $201.50
- 5 years through 12 years of age – $351.50
- 13 years old and older – $501.50
Lifetime Sportsman which includes Hunting, Fresh and Saltwater fishing, Management, Archery, Muzzleloader, Turkey, State Waterfowl, Crawfish and Snook stamps
- 4 years old and younger – $401.50
- 5 years through 12 years of age – $701.50
- 13 years through 63 years old – $1,001.50
- 64 years old and older – $13.50
SENIOR CITIZEN HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE
Senior citizen hunting and fishing licenses are optional for non-commercial purposes and do not include the Federal Duck Stamp. Residents of the State of Florida age 65 or older may carry proof of their age and residency, such as a drivers license or voter registration card in lieu of a Complimentary License. A Complimentary License is available by completing an application, which is available at the Tax Collector’s office.
DISABLED PERSON HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSE
A disabled person who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an application for a resident disability hunting and fishing license from the Tax Collector’s office.
To qualify for a resident disability hunting and fishing license, a disabled person must present proof of residency and a certification of total and permanent disability by the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA), any branch of the armed services or a Notice of Award from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for Supplemental Security Income or Supplemental Security Disability Income Benefits.
A resident disability hunting and fishing license authorizes the holder to take or attempt to take or possess freshwater fish, marine fish and game consistent with State and Federal regulations.
Holders of a disability license are exempt from permit requirements, including the no-cost migratory bird permit and from making application for most quota hunt permits to hunt on a wildlife management area.
A disability license does not allow the holder those privileges found in the commercial fishing license, commercial or state trapping license, antlerless deer permits or the federal waterfowl stamp. A disabled person wishing to participate in these activities must also acquire the required permits for each of these activities.
All disability licenses, including replacement licenses, issued after January 1, 1997, will expire five years from the date of issuance and are no longer valid if the holder moves out of the State of Florida.
- Any individual who is under 16 years of age
- Florida residents 65 years of age who can show proof of age and residency; such as a valid Florida Drivers License or Voter Registration card.
- Military personnel who are residents of Florida and are home on leave for a period of 30 days or less and have valid orders in their possession.
- Florida residents who are fishing in saltwater from land, a structure fixed to land, jettison or licensed fishing pier
- Any individual fishing from a boat that has been issued a vessel saltwater fishing license.
- Individuals fishing in their home county with live or natural bait, using poles or hand lines that are not equipped with reel or other line retrieval mechanisms for noncommercial purposes. (NOTE: This does not apply in Fish Management Areas)
- Persons hunting in their county of residence on their homestead or the homestead of their spouse or minor child, or any minor child hunting on the homestead of their parent.