Permits - Fishing Info

Fishing Licenses

Permits and License Fees: Effective July 1, 2010

Annual Fishing Licenses and permits expire 12 months from the date of purchase.

License Free Fishing Days

Free fishing days provide an excellent opportunity for parents who don't yet have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

All other rules (e.g., seasons, bag and size limits) apply. 

License-free freshwater days

  • First Saturday and Sunday in April
  • Second Saturday and Sunday in June

License-free saltwater days

  • First Saturday and Sunday in June
  • First Saturday in September
  • Saturday following Thanksgiving

The saltwater waiver applies to any recreational harvest requiring a saltwater fishing license (e.g., crabbinglobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from shore or a boat. A snook or spiny lobster permit are not required on these days.


5 Year Lobster permit
5-Year Snook permit
5-Year Freshwater Fishing
5-Year Saltwater Fishing
$ 79.00
Annual Lobster permit
Annual Freshwater Fishing
Annual Freshwater Fishing & Hunting
Annual Fresh & Saltwater Fishing
Annual Freshwater/Saltwater Fishing and Hunting Combination License
Annual Saltwater Fishing
Annual Saltwater Shoreline Angler Fishing
Annual Snook permit
Charter Vessel/ Charter Captain/Recreational Vessel Lobster permit
Charter Vessel/ Charter Captain/Recreational Vessel Snook permit


3 day Freshwater Fishing:
3 day Saltwater Fishing:
7 day Freshwater Fishing:
7 day Saltwater Fishing:
Annual Lobster permit:
Annual Freshwater Fishing:
Annual Saltwater Fishing:
Annual Snook permit:

NOTE: if you are exempt from purchasing licenses, you are not required to purchase stamps.