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Alabama Resident Commercial Licenses & Fees

Where to Buy
B = Baldwin County / Mobile County Probate Offices Only
D = Conservation District Offices
H = Conservation Headquarters - Montgomery
I = Internet - www.outdooralabama.com
J = All Probate Judges / License Commissioners
M = Marine Resources - Dauphin Island / Gulf Shores
P = Point of Sale Agents
S = State Lakes (not all State Lakes can sell licenses)
T = Telephone Agent - 1-888-848-6887 (1-888-8-Hunt-Us)

More information (application, laws, regulations, etc.) on these licenses can be found at: http://www.outdooralabama.com/licenses/.

License Fee Description Where to Buy
Alligator Farm $1,000.00 Allows residents to engage in the business of raising alligators for restocking, propagation, and other commercial purposes. Expires September 30 H
Alligator Parts Dealer $100.00 Allows residents to deal in alligator parts and to buy parts from an alligator farmer for the purpose of reselling or manufacturing. Expires September 30 H
Alligator Retailer $5.00 Allows residents to purchase alligator parts and sell canned alligator parts and allows restaurants to sell alligator meat for consumption. Expires September 30 H
Commercial Crab Fishermen $51.00 Allows a resident to take crabs for commercial purposes from the waters of Alabama MA
Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve Starts at $27.00 License fee is determined by total number of acres in the preserve(s). This license requires all preserve hunters to obtain an individual hunting license. Cost starts at $27.00 for first 100 acres plus $5.00 for each additional 100 acres. (or part of). Expires September 30. JDH
Commercial Fowl Hunting Preserve Exempt Option $502.00 This license covers all preserve hunters- no individual hunting license required. No acreage requirements. Expires September 30. JDH
Commercial Hook And Line $101.00 Allows a resident to take fish for commercial purposes from the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. MA
Commercial Oyster Catcher $26.00 Allows a resident to take more than 100 oysters from the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. MA
Commercial Oyster Dredge $26.00 Allows a resident to possess and use an oyster dredge in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Party Boat (1-6) $201.00 Allows a resident to take up to six persons fishing for a fee in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Party Boat (7-25) $301.00 Allows a resident to take up to 25 persons fishing for a fee in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Party Boat (over 25) $501.00 Allows a resident to take persons fishing for a fee in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Purse Seine $1,501.00 Allows a resident to use a purse seine to take menhaden in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Quail Breeders $25.00 Allows residents to engage in business of propagating pen-raised quail for restocking and other commercial purposes. Expires September 30 H
Commercial Saltwater Gill Net $301.00 Allows residents to use a commercial gill net no more than 2,400’ to fish in the saltwater of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Commercial Shrimp Boat (30-45) $76.00 Allows a resident to take or possess shrimp for commercial purposes in the saltwaters of Alabama with a boat between 30 and 45 feet in length. Expires September 30. MA
Commercial Shrimp Boat(< 30) $51.00 Allows a resident to take or possess shrimp for commercial purposes in the saltwaters of Alabama with a boat less than 30 feet in length. Expires September 30. MA
Dog Trainer $5.00 Allows residents to engage in the business of training dogs for hunting or field trial purposes for remuneration or profit. Expires September 30 H
Freshwater Commercial $100.00 Allow a resident the use of commercial fishing gear in the public waters of this state, for the purpose of taking non-game fish only. Must be a resident of the state over 12 months to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30. JDHM
Freshwater Non-game Retail Fish Dealers $11.00 Allows residents to sell retail non-game freshwater fish taken from public waters, live or dead. Expires September 30. JDH
Freshwater Non-game Wholesale Fish Dealers $26.00 Allows residents to sell wholesale non-game freshwater fish taken from public waters, live or dead. Expires September 30. JDH
Fur Catchers $8.40 Allows a resident to take, capture or kill fur-bearing animals for commercial purposes. License not required to trap beaver or to trap for non-commercial purposes. Must be a resident of the state over 6 months to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30. JDHI
Fur Dealer (less than 15,000 Sales from previous year) $25.00 Allows a resident to engage in the business of buying, trading, selling or otherwise dealing in raw furs, skins or pelts of fur-bearing animals. Must be a resident of the state 12 months prior to October 1 to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30 H
Fur Dealer (more than 30,000 Sales from previous year) $100.00 Allows a resident 16+ to engage in the business of buying, trading, selling or otherwise dealing in raw furs, skins or pelts of fur-bearing animals. Must be a resident of the state 12 months prior to October 1 to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30 H
Fur Dealer(15,000 - 30,000 Sales from previous year) $50.00 Allows a resident to engage in the business of buying, trading, selling or otherwise dealing in raw furs, skins or pelts of fur-bearing animals. Must be a resident of the state 12 months prior to October 1 to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30 H
Game Breeders $250.00 – $1,050.00 Allows residents to engage in the business of raising and selling game birds, game or fur bearing animals or eggs of such birds for propagation purposes. Expires September 30. Contact your local district office. H
Gill Net Replacement Placard Fee $25.00 Fee to replace a lost gill net permit placard M
Live Bait-1 boat\truck $51.00 Allows a resident to sell live bait in Alabama and to take or transport that bait with one boat and one truck. Expires September 30. M
Live Bait-2 boats\trucks $101.00 Allows a resident to sell live bait in Alabama and to take or transport that bait with up to two boats and two trucks. Expires September 30. M
Mullet/Mackerel Endorsement $501.00 Allows a resident saltwater net license holder to possess or take Spanish Mackerel year round and/or mullet from October 24 through December 31 in the saltwaters of Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Mussel Buyers $101.00 Allows a resident to buy or purchase any type freshwater mussel, mollusk or shells. Must be a resident of the state over 12 months to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30 H
Mussel Catchers $251.00 Allows a resident to take or catch, or attempt to take or catch any mussel or mollusk for commercial purposes from freshwaters of state. Must be a resident of the state over 12 months to qualify for a resident license. Expires September 30 H
Oyster Tags $0.35 Required for every sack of oysters harvested from the saltwaters of Alabama M
Propagation Permit $1.00 Allows residents owning property in state to raise game, game birds or fur bearing animals for the exclusive purpose of stocking private or protected lands under the control of the permit holder. Expires September 30  
Public Fishing Pier $1,001.00 Allows owners of a public fishing pier located on the inside waters to purchase a license for the pier that allows residents to fish without an individual saltwater fishing license. Expires August 31. M
Public Display of Captive Wildlife Permit  $25.00 Allows a resident of permit to possess wildlife in captivity for public exhibition purposes. H
Reef Permit Fee $25.00 Allows the reef owner to deploy an artificial reef in designated reef areas in the Gulf of Mexico after inspection by Marine Resources personnel M
Seafood Dealer $201.00 Allows a resident to sell, barter or trade fresh or frozen seafood in Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Seafood Dealer Vehicle $101.00 Allows a licensed seafood dealer to add a vehicle to that license to sell seafood in Alabama. Expires September 30. M
Turtle Dealer / Farmer N/C Authorizes DEALER to sell, purchase, trade, import or export live turtles or turtle eggs for resale or stocking purposes or who sells, offers for sale, or trades for anything of value legally acquired live turtles. Authorizes FARMER to engage in business of propagating legally acquired captive indigenous turtles or eggs for commercial purpose. H

 


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