Phone: 352-343-9602

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Office of the Lake County Tax Collector
320 West Main Street
Tavares, Florida 32778
Phone: 352.343.9602

In accordance with 2017-21, Laws of Florida /
§ 119, Florida Statutes

Hunting & Fishing Licenses

FWC Hunting Licenses

Hunting licenses may be obtained at any Lake County Tax Collector Office location. They are also available at authorized sporting good stores, may be purchased online, or by telephone at 1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (347-8356). Please note that a nominal issuance fee will apply to all purchases.


Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license.  Children under the age of 16 may hunt with adult supervision without having to take a hunter safety course.

Visit to find up-to-date information on hunting and wildlife management area rules and regulations, limited entry permits, including special opportunity and quota hunts, monthly hunting opportunities, news releases, hunter safety courses, ADA accessibility information, and other pertinent information.

Basic Hunting License Exemptions

* For the purposes of hunting or fishing in Florida, a Resident is defined as: any person who has declared Florida as his/her only state of residence as evidenced by a Florida driver license/ID card, or any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who is stationed in this state (includes spouses and dependent children in the household).