Recreational Vessel and Saltwater Fishing Pier Licenses

The vessel registration documentation will be required in order to obtain a state vessel license.

Optional Licenses (not required):

License type


 Vessel - Recreational License (Annual)
Covers anyone saltwater fishing from a recreational vessel where no fee is paid.


Saltwater Fishing Pier License (Annual)
Issued to an owner, operator or custodian of a pier; covers everyone saltwater fishing from that pier.


Note: Prices include $1.50 administrative fee.  Licenses are valid for one year from the start date.

These licenses are available at county tax collectors' offices External Website.

Charter captain and charter boat (for-hire vessels) licenses Not a Mobile-Enabled Link can also be purchased at the tax collector's offices.

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