The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new commercial fishing licenses and renewals in Lake Charles, La. from December 6 through 8 at the Lake Charles office located at 1213 North Lakeshore Drive. Licenses will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Commercial fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, money orders and cash. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing license 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-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 business name and proof of authorized signature or an occupational license will be required.
For commercial license inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.