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Frequently Asked Questions

Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License

 
Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing licenses can be renewed 30 days prior to the expiration date of your current license. Renewals can be submitted online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com or by visiting an assisting Tax Collector Office. To renew online, log into your account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and click on the Disability tab to begin the application for renewal. You must be able to upload documentation showing that you meet one of the approved methods of qualification. To renew at an assisting Tax Collector office, first contact your local tax collector to ensure they process Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing licenses. You will need to supply an accepted proof of residency and documentation showing that you meet one of the approved methods of qualification. Read More
 
The Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing license is valid for 2 years or 5 years, depending on the qualifying documentation used when applying. Read More

Age Exemption and Identification

 
Florida residents who are age 65 or older are exempt from the purchase of specified recreational hunting, fishing licenses, and permits, and only need to carry a Florida Driver’s License or Identification Card to prove residency and age. Florida residents who are age 65 or older may also obtain a complimentary, no-cost, hunting and fishing certificate online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. This certificate indicates that the holder is not required to purchase saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, hunting licenses, Snook, lobster, deer, management area, muzzleloading, turkey, archery, crossbow, *Florida waterfowl, and migratory bird permits. Read More
 
Yes, non-resident seniors are required to have a Florida hunting license and permits and/or a recreational fishing license and permits, unless fishing with a charter captain, from a charter vessel or otherwise properly licensed vessel or from a licensed pier. Read More
 
Yes, a driver’s license or state issued identification card may be used by Law Enforcement officers to validate hunting and fishing licenses or permits, and are also required when operating a boat in Florida.

Limited Entry Quota

 
Youth hunters who are less than 16 years of age, a youth supervisor, mentor license holders, and supervisors for mentor license holders are not required to possess a guest permit to hunt with a quota permit holder. Read More
 
Your existing non-transferrable quota permits can easily be printed directly from your GoOutdoorsFlorida.com account. Log in, navigate to the “Awarded Permits” section of the home page, and select “Print.” Read More

Shoreline Licenses

 
No, a saltwater shoreline license only covers saltwater fishing from the land or a structure attached to land. The license does NOT cover anyone fishing from a boat, or from an island that they arrived at by boat. Read More
 
No. The shoreline saltwater fishing license is available only to Florida residents. Non-resident saltwater anglers must purchase a regular non-resident saltwater fishing license. this license may be purchased at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, at a license agent location, or at an assisting Tax Collector office.

License Digital Copies and Replacement Licenses

 
Digital copies that are generated on the FWC app or through your GoOutdoorsFlorida.com account are the only digital copies that are acceptable by FWC Law Enforcement. Go to GoOutdoorsFlorida.com and select “Show Licenses History” to view, print or renew your licenses.
 
Unless you have purchased a credit-card style hard card or a Lifetime license, your license will not be mailed to you. If you have provided a valid, non-blocked, email address, a PDF copy of your current license will be emailed to you directly after purchasing online. It will also be posted to your account online, and available to reprint at any time. If you are successful in a limited entry/quota drawing and you have provided a valid, non-blocked, email address, your non-transferrable quota permit will be emailed to you, as well as posted to your record online. Reprints are available at no-cost by accessing your licenses and permits through your online account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, or at a Tax Collector or retail agent location at a cost of $2.00 or $2.50, respectively. Read More
 
If you have provided a valid, non-blocked, email address a PDF copy of your current license will be emailed to you directly after purchasing online. It will also be posted to your account online. If you are successful in a limited entry/quota drawing and you have provided a valid, non-blocked, email address, your non-transferrable quota permit will be emailed to you as well as posted to your record online.
 
The FWC does not send an additional "copy" of your recreational hunting or fishing license. Your licenses can be accessed online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, and if you own a smart phone, you may also download FWC’s Fish|Hunt App at any time and sync your license(s) to your phone. Simply search “FWC” in your app store to download it. Additionally, if you have provided a valid, non-blocked, email address a PDF copy of your current license will be emailed to you directly after purchasing online. It will also be posted to your account online, and available to reprint at any time. Reprints are available at no-cost by accessing them through your online account at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, or at a tax collector or retail agent location at a cost of $2.00 or $2.50 respectively Read More