What you need to know before purchasing a recreational license or permit...
If you have a major credit card, the FWC offers you two ways to buy your hunting or fishing license without leaving your home. Convenience fees apply.
Some licenses are not available online or over the phone (read more below).
Warning: print or write down the "print number" and have it with you when you are fishing or hunting.
Use the online license link above to locate retail agents and county tax collectors' offices that sell recreational licenses and permits to residents and nonresidents.
NOTE: A fishing or hunting license is required to be with you when you are engaged the licensed activity. When ordering online or by phone, you'll have a temporary license or "print number" that will be good for 30 days from the date of purchase, enabling you to hunt (in season) or fish on the date your license starts.
If you purchase a short-term license (3 or 7-day, for example) less than 7 days before the start date of your license, your temporary license or "print number" will serve as your license, otherwise your annual or longer term license will be mailed within 48 hours.
Before purchasing a recreational license or permit...
Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fish Licenses
Lifetime licenses may be purchased at tax collectors' offices, except that you may purchase a Lifetime license online if you are age 16 or older and have a valid Florida Driver License or Identification Card with residency verified by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Additional documentation is required for other children.
Military Gold Sportsman's, Recreational Vessel, Pier and Charter Captain/Boat licenses are available at tax collector's offices only.
Tarpon Tags are only available at select county tax collector offices. Call the local tax collector's office to see if they sell them.
Quota and other Limited Entry Hunt Permits can be purchased online or you can take your completed worksheet to the county tax collector's office or any license agent and they will apply for you.
Annual recreational hunting and fishing licenses and permits are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase or the alternate starting date if selected at the time of purchase, unless otherwise specified on the face of the license.
Licenses, permits and fees for residents and non-residents...
Hunting | Limited Entry/Quota Permit | Freshwater Fishing | Saltwater Fishing | Lifetime Licenses | Wildlife Management Area Permit | Military Gold
Prices listed on this website include a tax collector's fee. In addition to the cost of a license or permit, the license or permit vendor may charge an issuance fee of 50¢.