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How to Get a Fishing License

Fishing from the shoreline in the state of Florida requires a saltwater fishing license.

In Key West you can purchase a fishing license at the Harvey Government Center, 1200 Truman Ave., Key West, FL 33040, or by calling 888-347-4356 or via the web at www.MyFWC.com

You do not need a saltwater fishing license if:

  • You are a child under 16 years of age.
  • You are a Florida resident age 65 or older.
  • You fish from a pier with a valid pier saltwater fishing license.
  • You are a Florida resident certified as totally and permanently disabled.
  • You are a resident who is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, you are not stationed in this state, and you are home on leave for 30 days or less, upon submission of orders.