Ohio fishing license cost, it’s a question that is constantly asked by those who are interested in getting into the sport.
How much do Ohio fishing licenses really cost? What are the different Ohio fishing licenses you can get and what does each one offer?
We will answer these questions and more below. Read on to find out all about Ohio fishing license cost.
Free Fishing Days are coming up here in Ohio!
Join us on June 19th and 20th, 2021 to fish without a license!
On June 19 and 20, 2021, all Ohio residents are invited to experience Ohio’s fantastic public fishing opportunities without purchasing a license. All size and bag limits apply during these two days.
Ohio fishing license cost
The state of Ohio requires a fishing license for people age 16 and older.
Annual fishing licenses are valid for 365 days from purchase date. Annual and multiyear fishing licenses are valid from purchase date until the expiration date printed on the license.
LICENSES & PERMITS
Purchasing a fishing license is not required for persons under 16 years of age.
Resident Youth Lifetime License…. $430.56
2. Cost of an Ohio fishing license for a resident, non-resident, or senior citizen
Resident 1-Day License….$14.00
Resident 1-Year Upgraded from a 1-Day License* (see below)….$12.00
Resident 1-Year License….$25.00
Resident 3-Year License….$54.08
Resident 5-Year License….$90.22
Resident 10-Year License….$180.44
Resident Lifetime License….$468.00
Resident Senior Licenses
Resident 1-Year License….$10.00
Resident 3-Year License….$28.60
Resident 5-Year License….$47.58
Resident Lifetime License….$84.24
Nonresident 1-Day License….$14.00
Nonresident 1-Year License Upgraded from a 1-Day* (see below)….$37.44
Nonresident 3-Day License….$25.00
Nonresident 1-Year License….$50.96
Nonresident Lake Erie Fishing Permit (January 1 to April 30, 2021)….$11.00
Card and Duplicate
Resident Ohio Conservation Card….$4.00
Duplicate License – Free reprints are available at wildohio.gov….$4.00
*A one-day fishing license may be applied as credit toward the purchase of an annual license
ABOUT LICENSES & PERMITS
Multiyear Fishing Licenses (Ohio Residents Only)
A multiyear license allows an Ohio resident the opportunity to lock-in rates and avoid transaction fees for the length of the license. You can purchase these licenses for 3 years, 5 years, or 10 years. You have to purchase permits and stamps annually.
Multiyear license customers may pay additional fee for hard plastic license (Ohio Conservation Card) if desired.
Lifetime Fishing Licenses (Ohio Residents Only)
A lifetime license creates an Ohio tradition that lasts a lifetime! A lifetime license, purchased for yourself or as a gift, provides a lifetime of outdoors enjoyment, regardless of where they live in the future. The cost of the license offers considerable savings and convenience to the holder and supports conservation programs. Revenue generated by lifetime licenses provide long-term financial support for Ohio’s fish and wildlife.
All Lifetime license holders will be mailed a plastic card (Ohio Conservation Card) to serve as their license.
##How to purchase an Ohio fishing license online
You can purchase your Ohio fishing license online on the Ohio Division of Wildlife Services website.
##Where can I buy an Ohio fishing license in person?
You can purchase your Ohio fishing license in person at any of the following locations: sporting goods stores, bait shops (here at Meinke marina) and gas stations.
##What is the difference between a resident and non-resident fishing licenses in OHIO?
While the one day license is the same for both residents and non-residents, the other license types vary greatly in price based on residency.
Please reference the above chart for cost by license type, duration, and residency type.
##Why should you get a OHIO Fishing License if you live outside of OHIO but fish there frequently?
As a non-resident, you can save more money by purchasing an Ohio fishing license if you fish in Ohio multiple occasions per year.
Also, it’s required to have an Ohio fishing license if you have fishing tackle in your vehicle that contains live bait, or any type of fishing gear that has hooks attached.
The following individuals may be eligible for free Ohio fishing licenses:
- Ohio residents born on or before December 31, 1937 can get a free license at any license outlet or online
- The following Ohio residents are also eligible for a free license, but must submit a formal application (Form DNR 9032), which is available by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543)
- Persons who are mobility impaired and required the help of another person to cast and retrieve
- Holders of veteran license plates displaying the international wheelchair symbol
- Certain permanently disabled veterans
- Residents of state and county institutions
- Former prisoners of war
We hope this has helped you figure out the cost for an Ohio fishing license. We’ll see you out there!
~ West Sister Charter Fleet