**Effective December 1, 2017, an appointment is required to process any hunting and fishing license/permit transactions at our Driver License Office located at 904 - 301 Blvd W, Bradenton. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. (Our other office locations cannot sell hunting and fishing licenses/permits.)**
Yes, effective August 1, 2009, Florida residents are required to hold a license to fish from shore (beaches, piers, etc). There is no cost for this annual license, but it must be obtained prior to fishing from shore. This license is not required if you already hold a license that allows for the take of saltwater fish (saltwater fishing license, gold sportsman license, etc).
To obtain this license, visit your nearest subagent or https://license.myfwc.com/.