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The FWC issues lifetime licenses to Florida residents for hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing.

Proof of residency

Licenses and fees

How to order

Funds generated from the sale of these licenses are invested, creating an endowment to support the long-term conservation of Florida's wildlife and fisheries resources.

For avid sportsmen who want the convenience of securing licensing, once and for all, for all your hunting or fishing activities, the lifetime license is for you. Your lifetime license will remain valid for use in Florida even if you move out of state. For hunters and anglers who like a bargain, the cost of a lifetime license is less than what you would spend on annual licenses, permits and fees. The earlier you make your purchase, the bigger the savings. The lifetime license is for parents, grandparents and family friends who want to pass on the joys of outdoor recreation to young people and help ensure that today's youth have the natural resources to share hunting, freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing with their children.

The lifetime license is for conservationists who want to contribute to the long-term management of Florida's natural resources. Only the interest from the trust fund is appropriated. The principal is held in perpetuity to ensure future funding for fish and wildlife programs. This endowment will ensure that Florida's natural resources are conserved today for the future and that your children can pass on your family's hunting and fishing tradition to their children. 

Note:  Lifetime licenses remain valid for use in Florida even if the license holder moves out of the state.

Lifetime Licenses
(for Florida residents only)

Lifetime Sportsman's License (includes Hunting, Freshwater Fishing and Saltwater Fishing licenses; and Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey, Florida Waterfowl, Snook and Lobster 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 Deer, Wildlife Management Area, Archery, Muzzleloading Gun, Crossbow, Turkey and Florida Waterfowl permits)

4 years or younger

$201.50

5-12 years

$351.50

13 years or older

$501.50

 

Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License

4 years or younger

$126.50

5-12 years

$226.50

13 years or older

$301.50

 

Lifetime Saltwater Fishing License (includes Snook and Lobster permits)

4 years or younger

$126.50

5-12 years

$226.50

13 years or older

$301.50

 

How to Order

Note: A lifetime license may be purchased only at tax collectors' offices External Website, or you may purchase online if you are age 16 or older and have a valid Florida Driver License or Identification Card with residency verified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Please allow at least 30 working days for processing and mailing of your Lifetime hard card. 

For children under 13 years of age, lifetime licenses can be purchased only at tax collectors' offices and with the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of child's birth certificate,
  • Social Security Number and
  • Copy of the Florida driver's license of one parent whose name appears on the birth certificate.

Children between the ages of 13 and 18 may also use:

  • Student ID Card (from Florida school) and
  • Parent's proof of residency (child must be accompanied by the parent at the time of purchase).

For more information or for applications for lifetime licenses, contact your county tax collector's office or the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Office of Licensing and Permitting.

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