Licensing

Fishing

In Florida, both freshwater and saltwater fishing licenses may be required. To protect our natural resources, there are some legal minimum lengths and limits on the number of fish you may possess. There is also closed season on some shellfish and snook. To obtain a resident license for fishing and hunting, you must be a resident of Florida for six months. Residents 65 years of age or older can obtain a complimentary hunting and fishing license when they show a valid Florida driver's license. Licenses and information may be obtained at the Tax Collector's office or at any state agent (bait shops, sporting goods stores, etc.). Additional information is available at www.taxcollectorpbc.com, or call the Tax Collector's office at  (561) 355-2329.

Hunting

A valid license is required for anyone taking or attempting to take game or furbearing animals. Hunters must also pay a fee to the owner of commercial shooting preserves for the privilege of hunting game. There are many special seasons, legal methods, bag limits, requirements and regulations that affect hunters in Florida. Call (561) 355-2329 for additional information, or visit www.taxcollectorpbc.com

Marriage

Main Courthouse
205 N. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach

Both individuals must present photo identification (driver's license, passport or identification card) to receive a marriage license. There is a three-day waiting period between the date the license is issued and the date the ceremony is performed, unless the couple has attended a pre-marital course or both are from out of state. The license fee is $93.50. If previously married, the date of divorce must be provided. For more information, call the Clerk & Comptroller's West Palm Beach office at (561) 355-2996 or visit www.pbcountyclerk.com