If you are a resident or non-resident of Florida, you need a valid Florida Fishing license to fish in the State's freshwater areas. The license is valid for 12 months from the day you purchase it. There is an option to purchase a Resident Five Year license, Resident Lifetime License or a combined Resident Lifetime Fresh Water Fishing and Hunting License.
If you are 15 years old or younger, or you fish with a cane pole in the county of your residence, you don't need a license. Also, if you are over the age of 65 and a resident of Florida, hunting and fishing are permitted without a license. You must carry proof of age and residency to be exempt. If you are permanently disabled, you may obtain a license without paying the state fee.
You may get a Fishing License at the offices of Broward County Revenue Collection:
Governmental Center Annex, 115 South Andrews Avenue Room A100, Fort Lauderdale
(Click link for a map to the above address) or at one of the many subagent offices located around the County. If you purchase a license from one of the subagents there is an additional $.50 fee.
Saltwater Fishing Licenses
Since January 1, 1990, a valid Florida Saltwater Fishing License has been required in Broward County. The License is valid for 12 months from the day you purchase it. There is an option to purchase a Five Year License or a Resident Lifetime License.
A Saltwater Fishing License is not required if you are; a resident fishing in saltwater from land or a structure fixed to land; fishing from a vessel if the operator holds a valid saltwater vessel license; a resident and a member of U.S. Armed Forces at home on leave for 30 days or less; a person who has been accepted by the Department of health and Rehabilitative Services for Development Services; an individual fishing from a licensed pier. A Saltwater License may be issued, without license fee, to any resident who is certified by a Florida Licensed physician, by any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, or by the Veterans Administration to be totally and permanently disabled or who holds a valid I.D. card issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
No person may operate any vessel wherein a fee is paid either directly or indirectly for the purpose of saltwater fishing for non-commercial purposes unless a license has been obtained. The license is based on the number of customers the vessel will carry.
You can get a Saltwater License at the Offices of the Broward County Revenue Collection Division located at the
Governmental Center Annex, 115 South Andrews Avenue Room A100, Fort Lauderdale, or at one of the subagents located throughout the County.
If you live in Broward County, you can get your hunting license from the Revenue Collection Division. The general hunting license is valid for 12 months from the day you purchase it. You will need separate permits along with your hunting license if you use archery or muzzle-loading equipment. There is an option for a Five Year License, a Lifetime Resident Hunting License, or a Lifetime Combined Hunting and Freshwater Fishing License.
You just can't hunt anywhere, at any time. There are specific seasons, areas, types of equipment, requirements and limitations for hunting in the State of Florida, including but not limited to a successful completion of a hunter safety course. Ask for current rules and regulations by calling the Broward County Revenue Collection Division at the number listed above.
There are Sub Agents of the Revenue Collection Division in many hunting supply stores that can issue you a license.
The following licenses are available at the Sub Agent's offices. Click on the links for costs and details.
- Non Residents
The following licenses can ONLY be purchased at the MAIN Revenue Collection Division's Office located at:
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room, A100 Fort Lauderdale
- Lifetime Florida Residents Only
- Five Year Licenses
- Permanent Licenses
- Non Resident Hunting
- Vessel & Pier Licenses NSES
- Trapping Permit
- Federal Duck Stamp
Go to Florida's GFC website for more Hunting and Fishing information.
|Gold Sportsman's License(includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing and Freshwater Fishing Licenses, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster Permits)||$100||n/a|
|Military Gold Sportsman's License(includes Hunting, Saltwater Fishing 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 Offices
|Sportsman's License (includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits)||$80.50||n/a|
|Resident 64 or Older Sportsman's License (includes Freshwater Fishing and Hunting Licenses, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl Permits)||$13.50||n/a|
|Resident Annual Hunting||$17||$79.00|
|Resident Hunting/Freshwater Fishing Combination||$32.50||n/a|
|Resident Hunting/Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combination||$48||n/a|
|Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate||Free||n/a|
|Nonresident Annual Hunting||$151.50|
|Nonresident 10-Day Hunting||$46.50|
|Federal Duck Stamp (Buy On-line)||$17.50|| n/a |
|Wildlife Management Area Permit||$26.50|| $126.50|
|Archery Permit||$5|| $25|
|Muzzleloading Gun Permit||$5|| $25|
|Turkey Permit (Florida Resident)||$10|| $50|
|Turkey Permit (Nonresident)||$125|| n/a|
|Florida Waterfowl Permit||$5|| $25|
|Crossbow Permit||$5|| $25|
|Migratory Bird Permit||Free|| n/a|
|Annual Freshwater Fishing||$17||$79|
|Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing Combo||$32.50|| n/a|
|Freshwater Fishing/Hunting Combo||$32.50|| n/a|
|Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing/Hunting Combo||$48|| n/a|
|Nonresident Annual Saltwater Fishing||$47|
|Nonresident 7-Day Saltwater Fishing||$30|
|Nonresident 3-Day Saltwater Fishing|| $17|
|Annual Saltwater Fishing||$17||$79|
|Saltwater/Freshwater Fishing Combo||$32.50||n/a|
|Saltwater/Freshwater/Hunting Combo||$48|| n/a |
|Nonresident 7-Day Freshwater Fishing||$30|
|Nonresident 3-Day Freshwater Fishing|| $17|
|Snook Permit|| $10|| $50|
|Lobster Permit|| $5|| $25|
|Tarpon Tag||$51.50|| n/a|
Charter Vessel, Captain and Pier Licenses
|SALTWATER VESSEL 6 OR LESS||$401.50|
|SALTWATER VESSEL 10 OR LESS||$401.50|
|SALTWATER VESSEL 11 OR MORE||$801.50|
|SALTWATER CAPTAIN 4 OR LESS|| $201.50|
|SALTWATER CAPTAIN 10 OR LESS|| $401.50|
|SALTWATER CAPTAIN 11 OR MORE|| $801.50|
|RECREATIONAL VESSEL 12-MONTH|| $2,001.50|
|PIER LICENSE 12-MONTH|| $501.50|
Lifetime Licenses - For Florida Residents Only
(Sold Only at Tax Collector's offices)
| Lifetime Sportsman's License (includes hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing licenses, wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, crossbow, turkey, Florida waterfowl, snook and lobster permits|| 4 yrs or younger|
13 yrs and older
| Lifetime Hunting License (includes hunting license, wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, crossbow, turkey and Florida waterfowl permits) || 4 yrs or younger|
13 yrs and older
| Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License||4 yrs or younger|
13 yrs and older
| Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License (includes snook and lobster permits)||4 yrs or younger|
13 yrs and older
Link to Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission.