The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will offer new and renewals of commercial fishing licenses and motorboat registration in the Lake Charles Field Office 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. at 1213 North Lakeshore Dr.
Fishermen and -women are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders and cash. No credit cards.
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.