Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Hunting licenses and permits for residents and nonresidents are available at county tax collectors' offices. In addition, they are available from subagents, such as sporting goods stores or other retailers selling hunting or fishing equipment. All license, permit, and issuance fees may be subject to change pending the outcome of this year's legislative session. Prices listed include tax collector's fee. In addition to the cost of a license or permit given in this section, an issuance fee of $.50 may be charged by the subagent selling the license or permit.

The FWC offers you a way to buy your hunting or fishing license with a credit card and a toll-free phone call. Dial either 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356) or 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) from anywhere in the United States or Canada, and within minutes you'll have a temporary license number enabling you to hunt (in season) or fish right away. Your permanent license will be mailed within 48 hours.

Please note, in addition to the cost of the license, there is an additional $3.95 convenience charge for this service.

Resident Licenses
Sportsman's License (includes Hunting and Freshwater Fishing licenses; and Type I Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits) $67.50
Annual Hunting $12.50
5-Year Hunting (no permits included) $67.50
Annual Hunting/Freshwater Fishing Combination $23.50
Senior Citizen Hunting and Fishing Certificate Free
Nonresident Licenses
Annual Hunting $151.50
10-Day Hunting $  26.50
Permits (Resident and Nonresident)
Wildlife Management Area Permit $26.50
Archery Permit $  5.00
Muzzleloading Gun Permit $  5.00
Turkey Permit $  5.00
Florida Waterfowl Permit $  3.00

Collectors and sportsmen may obtain the pictorial Waterfowl Stamp and Turkey Stamp from any tax collector or subagent.


A person born on or after June 1, 1975 may not be issued a license to take or attempt to take wild animal life in this state with the use of a firearm, gun (including a muzzleloading gun), bow or crossbow without first having successfully completed a hunter safety course. A valid hunter safety certification card must be presented prior to issuing a license which includes a hunting privilege (excluding lifetime licenses) for anyone who meets the above requirement. Individuals exempted from purchasing a hunting license but born on or after June 1, 1975 are exempted from the hunter safety requirement. Lifetime license holders born on or after June 1, 1975 whose licenses do not indicate on the face of the licenses that a hunter safety course has been completed must have in their possession the hunter safety certification card while taking or attempting to take wild animal life.

For more information and class schedules, contact the nearest regional FWC office.

Panama City (850) 265-3676
Lake City (904) 758-0532
Ocala (352) 625-2804
Lakeland (863) 648-3200
West Palm Beach (561) 625-5126

(Sold only at Tax Collectors' offices)
Lifetime Sportsman's License (includes hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing licenses; and wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, turkey, Florida waterfowl, snook and crawfish permits)
4 years or younger $   401.50
5-12 years $   701.50
13 years and older $1,001.50
Lifetime Hunting License (includes hunting license; and wildlife management area, archery, muzzleloading gun, turkey, and Florida waterfowl permits)
4 years or younger $201.50
5-12 years $351.50
13 years or older $501.50