Licenses

LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses To Be Available At Field Offices

Release Date: 11/07/2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new and renewals of commercial fishing licenses and motorboat registration from the following locations: 
  
 

New Orleans Office

November 27-29, 2018
2021 Lakeshore Drive Suite 210
New Orleans, LA
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bourg Office

December 4-6, 2018
467 Texas Gulf Road
Bourg, LA
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lake Charles Office

December 10-11, 2018
1213 North Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lafayette Office

December 12-13, 2018
200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA  70506 
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and cash.  No credit cards. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.  
  
 First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person.  Renewals can be completed online at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.   When applying in person you must provide the following: 

  • Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license, (held continuously for 12 months) voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Non-residents applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as driver's license, voter's registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature, or an occupational license will be required.

For commercial licenses inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898. 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses To Be Available At Field Offices

Release Date: 04/10/2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new and renewals of commercial fishing licenses and motorboat registration from the following locations:  
   
Bourg Office

April 17-19, 2018 
467 Texas Gulf Road 
Bourg, LA 
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Lake Charles Office

April 24-26, 2018 
1213 North Lakeshore Drive 
Lake Charles, La. 
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

New Orleans Office
May 1-3, 2018 
2021 Lakeshore Drive Suite 210 
New Orleans, LA 
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 

Fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and cash.  No credit cards. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.   
   
 First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person.  Renewals can be completed online at  www.wlf.la.gov. When applying in person you must provide the following: 

  • Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license, (held continuously for 12 months) voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Non-residents applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as driver's license, voter's registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature, or an occupational license will be required.

For commercial licenses inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898. 

 

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

LDWF to transition to new recreational Hunting/Fishing license sales system

Release Date: 01/11/2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is currently transitioning to a new recreational hunting/fishing license sales system. 

 

A few dates to be aware of during our transition:

January 30, 2018 – January 31, 2018 - All license sales will be temporarily down for system maintenance.
 

February 1 – April 1, 2018 – License sales will be available through Internet sales (pc, smart phone, mobile device and laptop) at www.wlf.la.gov  and LDWF headquarters, regional offices (Monroe, Opelousas, Lake Charles & Alexandria). 

Retail locations will not sell licenses while installation of new equipment and employee training is implemented.

 

April 2, 2018 – Vendor license sales will resume.

 

If you will need to purchase a license from a retailer before April 2, we recommend that you make your purchase before January 30, 2018.

 

 

The new system will enhance the purchase process for our customers in several ways.

 

1. License holders will have the ability to reprint their licenses online throughout the year at no cost.  

 

2. Users will be able to create a username and password to login to their account to update contact information and in the future to gain access to boater and hunter education information.

 

3. Auto-renew options will be available in the future for those customers who don’t want to worry about remembering to purchase their licenses each year.

 

If you need assistance with your online purchase please contact the 24-hour help desk beginning on February 2 at 888-362-5393.  If you have other licensing questions call our license office at 225-765-2887 or 225-765-2898, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

 

Reminder: LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses To Be Available At Field Offices

Release Date: 12/05/2017

LDWF commercial license staff is at the New Orleans field office today through Thursday, near UNO's campus.  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new and renewals of commercial fishing licenses and motorboat registration from the following locations: 
  

New Orleans Office
December 5-7, 2017
2021 Lakeshore Drive Suite 210
New Orleans, LA
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 

Lake Charles Office

December 12-14, 2017 
1213 North Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, La.
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  
Fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and cash.  No credit cards. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.  
  
 First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person.  Renewals can be completed online at  www.wlf.la.gov . When applying in person you must provide the following: 

  • Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license, (held continuously for 12 months) voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Non-residents applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as driver's license, voter's registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature, or an occupational license will be required.

For commercial licenses inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.

 

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses To Be Available At Field Offices

Release Date: 11/13/2017

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new and renewals of commercial fishing licenses and motorboat registration from the following locations: 
  
Bourg Office

November 28-30, 2017
467 Texas Gulf Road
Bourg, LA
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans Office
December 5-7, 2017
2021 Lakeshore Drive Suite 210
New Orleans, LA
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lake Charles Office

December 12-14, 2017 
1213 North Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, La.
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  
Fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and cash.  No credit cards. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.  
  
 First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person.  Renewals can be completed online at  www.wlf.la.gov . When applying in person you must provide the following: 

·       Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license, (held continuously for 12 months) voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.

·       Non-residents applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as driver's license, voter's registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.

·       Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature, or an occupational license will be required.

For commercial licenses inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

Permit : 
Recreational Offshore Landing Permit
Price: 
No Fee
Description: 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) developed the Recreational Offshore Landing Permit Program to better quantify and characterize the charter and recreational fishermen that fish beyond Louisiana’s territorial waters.

For more information, visit wlf.la.gov/rolp

Contact: Jason Adriance, (504) 284-2032 or jadriance@wlf.la.gov

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Approves Online Application Process for Oyster Harvester Permits in Lake Calcasieu

Release Date: 08/05/2011

August 4, 2011 – Today the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a motion amending the rules by which Oyster Harvester Permits are issued for Lake Calcasieu.  As required by Act 329 of the 2011 Louisiana Legislative Session, anyone seeking to commercially harvest oysters in Lake Calcasieu must have one of 126 special Oyster Harvester Permits issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  

Of the 126 permits available, 63 will be issued exclusively to eligible fishermen who have historically harvested in Lake Calcasieu since January 1, 2001.  The remaining 63 permits will be issued to any person who is otherwise eligible.

Permits will be valid for a period of one year beginning October 1, of a given year and ending September 30, of the following year.  Applicants are required to hold a current and valid commercial fishing license and oyster harvester license. 

Applications for permits will be available exclusively online on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website (www.wlf.louisiana.gov).  Permits will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis, determined by the order in which completed applications are submitted through the LDWF website.  Online submission is the ONLY acceptable method to submit completed applications. 

Applications will be available beginning Monday, September 26, 2011, at 9 a.m.  Harvesters will be required to reapply on the last Monday of September each year following. 

A completed application consists of the following information:  applicant’s name, physical and mailing address, phone number, commercial license number, oyster harvester license number and personal identification number issued by a state or federal agency (i.e., driver’s license or passport). 

For more information please contact Laura Wooderson at lwooderson@wlf.la.gov or (225)610-2363. 

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