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Saltwater Fishing License Information

Anyone saltwater fishing in Florida must possess a valid saltwater license, excluding those entitled to exemptions.

 

Saltwater Fishing License Exemptions

 

  • Any child under 16 years of age.

 

  • Anyone fishing from a for-hire vessel – guide, charter, or party boat – that has a valid vessel license.

 

  • A holder of a valid saltwater products license.

 

  • Florida residents 65 years of age or older, who possess either a Resident Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate or proof of age and residency.

 

  • Florida residents who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces and not stationed in Florida, while home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders. This does not include family members.

 

  • Anyone who has been accepted as a client for developmental services by the Department of Children and Family Services, provided the Department furnishes proof thereof.

 

  • Anyone fishing for recreational purposes from a pier that has a valid pier saltwater fishing license.

 

  • Anyone fishing from a boat that has a valid recreational vessel fishing license.

 

  • Florida residents fishing for mullet in freshwater with a valid Florida freshwater fishing license.

 

  • Florida residents fishing for saltwater fish in freshwater from land or a structure fixed to land.

 

  • Florida residents certified as totally and permanently disabled, who possess a Florida Resident Disabled Person Hunting and Fishing Certificate.

 

Saltwater Fishing License Fees

Resident Saltwater License

Shoreline Only License (License Required)

 

Saltwater Fishing License

 

Saltwater/Freshwater Fishing Combination

 

Saltwater/Freshwater/Hunting Combination

Annual

No Cost

 

$17.00

 

$32.50

 

$48.00

5 Year

 

 

$79.00

Gold Sportsman's License

$100.00

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits

Military Gold Sportsman's License

$20.00

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits

Permits

Snook Permit

 

Lobster Permit

 

Tarpon Tag

Annual

$10.00

 

$5.00

 

$51.50

5 Year

$50.00

 

$25.00

If you are not required to buy a license, you are not required to buy permits, except tarpon tag.

Nonresident Saltwater Fishing License

Nonresident 3-Day Saltwater Fishing License

 

Nonresident 7-Day Saltwater Fishing License

 

Nonresident 12-Month Saltwater Fishing License

Annual

$17.00

 

$30.00

 

$47.00

Resident Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License

(includes snook and lobster permits)

Age 4 years or younger

 

Age 5 - 12 years

 

Age 13 years or older

 

 

$126.50

 

$226.50

 

$301.50

Resident Lifetime Sportsman License

Age 4 years or younger

 

Age 5 - 12 years

 

Age 13 years or older

 

$401.50

 

$701.50

 

$1,001.50

Includes: Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, and Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Crossbow, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey, Deer, and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits