Do I need a fishing license?

Saltwater Shoreline Only Fishing License

Valid for saltwater fishing from the shoreline or a structure affixed to shore.  Not valid when fishing from a vessel, or a shoreline reached by vessel.  Not valid if taking or attempting to take by swimming or diving.

If you are over the age of 16 or under 65 and are an out of state resident you need to have saltwater fishing license applicable for this fishing excursion. The non-resident 3-day Florida saltwater fishing license is $17.00. Non-resident 7-day Florida saltwater fishing license is $30.00. Non-resident annual Florida saltwater fishing license is $47.00.

Licenses and permits are available online at, in person at a license agent or tax collector’s office or by calling toll-free 888-FISH-FLORIDA (888-347-4356).

Check what qualifies for Florida residency and if you are eligible for exemptions.

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