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Fishing License

Fishing License

All types of these licenses are available at our office or online at Go Fishing PA and are required by anyone who wishes to fish on all Pennsylvania waterways. The costs and types are set by the PA Fish & Boat Commission. 

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2023 FISHING LICENSES

Annual licenses are valid from December 1, 2022, through December 31, 2023. WHILE FISHING, your license must be, either in digital or print form, upon your person and provided upon the request of an officer.

Type of Fishing License or Permit

Resident (Annual)
Senior Resident (Annual)
Senior Resident (Lifetime)
1-Day Resident (not valid March 15–April 30)
Disabled Veterans Reduced Resident License **
Disabled Veterans Resident Annual License **
POW Resident Annual License **
Non-Resident (Annual)
Non-Resident PA Student (Annual)
1-Day Tourist ***(not valid March 15–April 30)
3-Day Tourist
7-Day Tourist
Voluntary Youth Fishing License (Annual)
Mentored Youth Permit
Trout Permit
3-Year Senior Lifetime Trout Permit
5-Year Senior Lifetime Trout Permit
10-Year Senior Lifetime Trout Permit
Lake Erie Permit
Senior Lifetime Lake Erie Permit
Combination Trout Lake Erie Permit   

Age

16-64
65 & up
65 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16-64
16-64
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
Less than 16
Less than 16
16 & up
65 & up
65 & up
65 & up
16 & up
65 & up
16 & up 

Cost*

$25.47
$13.22
$76.97
$13.22
$2.97
$0.00
$2.97
$56.97
$25.47
$29.47
$29.47
$36.97
$2.97
$0.00
$12.47
$33.47
$54.47
$106.97
$9.97
$9.97
$18.47

* Includes issuing agent fee of $1.00 and $0.97 transaction fee. Excludes licenses or permits issued at $0.00. ** Can only be issued if initial license was purchased at a County Treasurer or PFBC offices. *** Includes Trout and Lake Erie permits, not valid March 15–April 30.

2023 MULTI-YEAR FISHING LICENSES

WHILE FISHING, your license must be, either in digital or print form, upon your person and provided upon the request of an officer.

Type of Fishing License or Permit

1-Year Trout Permit
1-Year Lake Erie Permit
1-Year Combo Trout Lake Erie Permit
3-Year Resident
3-Year Non-Resident
3-Year Senior Resident
3-Year Trout Permit
3-Year Lake Erie Permit
3-Year Combo Trout Lake Erie Permit
5-Year Resident
5-Year Non-Resident
5-Year Senior Resident
5-Year Trout Permit
5-Year Lake Erie Permit
5-Year Combo Trout Lake Erie Permit
10-Year Resident
10-Year Non-Resident
10-Year Trout Permit
10-Year Lake Erie Permit
10-Year Combo Trout Lake Erie Permit

Age

16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16-64
16 & up
65 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16-64
16 & up
65 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up
16 & up

Cost*

$12.47
$9.97
$18.47
$72.47
$166.97
$35.72
$33.47
$25.97
$51.47
$119.47
$276.97
$58.22
$54.47
$41.97
$84.47
$236.97
$551.97
$106.97
$81.97
$166.97

* Includes issuing agent fee of $1.00 and $0.97 transaction fee.

Military    

  • Military Waiver - To be eligible, an angler must be a bona fide Pennsylvania resident, be on active duty, be stationed outside of PA, and be here on authorized leave. Also, proof of requirements must be carried such as a PA driver's license, military ID card, and valid military orders showing the place of assignment and leave status. While fishing, military ID must be displayed in the same way as a fishing license.  
  • Military members who are stationed in Pennsylvania under PCS orders for 6 months or more, with documentation, qualify for a resident fishing license. All others must obtain a non-resident or tourist license.
  • *Guard & Reserve members qualify for the special rate if they have been deployed overseas for at least 60 consecutive days, within the previous 24 months, with documentation.
  • Annual Resident POW License - Applicant must be a bona fide Pennsylvania resident and provide official military documentation that applicant is a former prisoner of war.
  • Senior Resident Lifetime POW License - Applicant must be a bona fide Pennsylvania resident, meet the age requirement, and provide official military documentation that applicant is a former prisoner of war.