Fishing Licenses

Fishing License Proof of Residency

Any one of the following may be used as primary proof of residency:

  • Florida Driver License or ID Card
  • Military orders showing that applicant is stationed in Florida

Alternate proof of residency may be used only if a resident does not have a Florida Driver License or ID Card.
Any one of the following may be used as alternate proof of residency:

  • Florida Voter’s Registration Card
  • Declaration Domicile (obtained from Clerk of Circuit Court)
  • Florida Homestead Exemption
  • Student ID Card from a Florida School (if under 18 years of age)
  • The Oath of Residency signed by the applicant when privileges are issued does not preclude a law enforcement officer from requesting residency credentials be evidenced again. Failure to do so may result in criminal prosecutions.
  • Aliens who have filed domicile with the Clerk of the Circuit Court are not considered a resident. The Department of Legal Affairs no longer allows an alien to establish domicile as acceptable proof of residency. All aliens are considered non-resident.

For more information, please contact our office.

Fishing Licenses Only Issued by the Tax Collector

The following licenses are ONLY issued by the Tax Collector’s office:
  • Lifetime licenses for minors between the ages of 0 and 18 (Florida residents 16 and up with a valid Florida driver license or identification card can apply online at
  • All 5-year Licenses
  • Saltwater Vessel Fishing Licenses
  • Saltwater Pier License
  • Tarpon Tags