By law, residency is defined by your driver's license or non-driver's ID card. View the Residency Information page for details.
Alabama Residents can fish from the bank in their county of residence with hook and line (live bait only) without purchasing a license. Resident must be able to provide reasonable proof of residency (driver's license) while fishing.
*Alabama Residents 65 years of age and over are exempt from purchasing the following licenses:
- Freshwater Fishing
- Saltwater Fishing
- State Duck Stamp
- Wildlife Management Area
Note: There are some licenses hunting and saltwater fishing license that are required of all ages
*See the Who is Exempt from Purchasing Recreational Licenses page for more information.
Must have Alabama driver's license or proof of permanent residence and age. (Does not include non-resident landowners).
Voluntary annual and lifetime licenses are available for those who wish to continue support ...
A License Information Packet can be viewed for each license for information, laws and regulations. A mail-in application is included for those who prefer not to use the online sales system or visit a license agent.