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

 

Location Date and Time Address
Bourg Office November 29th – December 1st
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
468 Texas Gulf Road
Bourg, LA
Lake Charles Office December 6th – 8th
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1213 North Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA
St. Bernard Parish government building December 13th to December 15th
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
8201 West Judge Perez Drive Chalmette, LA

Commercial fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and cash.  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.

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