LDWF Announces Commercial Fishing License Sale Locations and Dates


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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new or renewal commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions at the following locations:

Lake Charles Office **NEW LOCATION**
1025 Tom Watson Rd.
Lake Charles, LA”
April 24 & 25
9 am – 3:30 pm

Lafayette Office
200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA
April 26 & 27
9 am – 3:30 pm

New Orleans Office
2045 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 438
New Orleans, LA
May 2-4
8 am – 3:30 pm

Bourg Office
468 Texas Gulf Rd.
Bourg, LA
May 8-10
9 am – 3:30 pm

Acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and cash.  To avoid processing delays, customers purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.

First-time applicants can apply by mail or in person. 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-resident applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as a 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 the business name and proof of authorized signature, or an occupational license will be required.

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