Regular Hunting & Fishing Licenses Information
Regular hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased at at one of the Tax Collector's
These licenses are also available
online and over the telephone.
Replacements for lost or destroyed hunting and fishing licenses are available at
one of the above referenced Tax Collector's Offices. A lost or destroyed license
or 5 year license may be replaced for $2.00. A lost or destroyed lifetime license
may be replaced for $10.00.
Lifetime and 5 year hunting and fishing licenses are available in Polk County only
at the Tax Collector's Service
Florida residents may purchase resident hunting and fishing licenses as well as
the annual sportsman license. The annual sportsman license covers freshwater fishing,
hunting, management area permits, turkey stamp, state duck stamp, archery permit
and muzzleloader permit. The sportsman license does not include federal duck stamps.
Note: To qualify for any resident hunting and fishing license proof
of residency is required. You must provide Date of Birth along with any one of the
following for proof of residency:
- Florida DL Number or Florida ID (issued after January 1, 2010)
- Customer ID Number (number already in TLS system)
- Social Security Number & FL Homestead Exemption
- Social Security Number & FL Voter Registration
- Social Security Number & FL Landlord Certification
- Social Security Number & FL Military Orders
- Social Security Number & FL Student ID Card - 18 or Under
- Social Security Number & Parents Proof of Residency
Also Note: Non-resident hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased
Persons born on or after June 1, 1975 cannot purchase a hunting license unless they
show proof of successful completion of a hunter education safety course. Contact
the local Game & Freshwater Fish Office, in Lakeland, for the dates of Hunter
Safety Classes. Their telephone number is (863) 648-3203.
Children under the age of 16 are allowed to hunt under the supervision of an adult
without having completed the hunter education course.
Applications for resident freshwater commercial fishing licenses are submitted to
the Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation
Commission in Tallahassee and may be obtained from one of the Tax Collector's