Youth Discount for Florida Resident Sportsman’s Licenses in December

CLEARWATER, FL – Looking for a unique holiday gift that will last a lifetime? The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is proud to offer sportsman’s licenses for youth at a reduced cost. Governor Rick Scott issued a proclamation discounting Florida Resident Sportsman’s License fees by 25 percent for residents ages 17 and younger. The discount is in effect through December 31, 2017. The lifetime license covers freshwater and saltwater recreational fishing, hunting, and most of the associated permits. The license usually costs up to $1,000.

Read the proclamation here. Promotional prices are as follows:

  • Lifetime Sportsman Age 0-4:         $300
  • Lifetime Sportsman Age 5-12:       $525
  • Lifetime Sportsman Age 13-17:     $750

Sportsman’s licenses may be purchased in person at Pinellas County Tax Collector branch offices and online at Residency must be verified. In addition, drivers may elect to have their lifetime sportsman’s designation added to an original or renewed driver license for a $1 fee.

According to the proclamation, “hunting and fishing have a celebrated history in Florida, including Florida’s recognition as the ‘Fishing Capital of the World’… It is important to introduce Florida’s youth to outdoor activities that instill conservation values.”

For more information about Florida hunting and fishing licenses, click here.


ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor’s Sterling Award and the 2016 Governor’s Sterling Sustained Excellence Award for performance excellence. For more information visit