According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, there are several ways to get a fishing license in Florida, such as ordering it online or visiting a sporting good store. Florida fishing licenses can also be ordered over the phone or at a county tax collector's office.
Florida offers freshwater fishing licenses and saltwater fishing licenses. Residents and non-residents of Florida can order one or both licenses. Another option for Florida residents is to order a Gold Sportsman License, which covers both freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing, as well as permits for snook and lobster fishing. Non-residents of Florida can only order temporary fishing licenses.