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Freshwater Fishing License

Please Note: All anglers are required to carry a valid freshwater fishing license while taking or attempting to take freshwater fish. The license is good for 12 months from the specified beginning date. (License cannot be renewed/issued more than 60 days in advance.)


  • Residents 65 years of age or older. (Must carry proof of age and residency.)
  • Residents certified as totally and permanently disabled. Application must be submitted to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and can be viewed /downloaded at
  • Any person who has been accepted by the Department of Children and Family Services as a client for developmental services, with proof.
  • Children under 16 years of age.
  • Those possessing a Resident Freshwater Commercial Fishing License.
  • Any resident who is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and is not stationed in Florida, home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.
  • Any resident cane pole fishing in the county of their residence. (Excludes Fish Management areas.)
  • Anyone fishing in a private pond less than 20 acres.

Getting your License

You can purchase a variety of fishing and hunting licenses through St. Johns County Tax Collectors offices or online at

More Information

For more information, contact our office or visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website.

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