§ 27-2-23. License, permit, tag, and stamp fees.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 27. GAME AND FISH

Chapter 2. LICENSES, PERMITS, AND STAMPS GENERALLY

Article 1. LICENCES, PERMITS, AND STAMPS GENERALLY

Current through 2019 Chapter 321

§ 27-2-23. License, permit, tag, and stamp fees

Fees for licenses, permits, tags, and stamps required by this title shall be as follows:

(1) Hunting licenses:

(A) Resident hunting license

Annual

$ 15.00

(B) Nonresident hunting license

Annual

100.00

(C) Nonresident hunting license

One-day

20.00

(D) Resident big game license

Annual

25.00

(E) Nonresident big game license

Annual

225.00

(F) Resident big game license

One-day

10.00

(G) Nonresident big game license

One-day

130.00

(H) Resident senior hunting license for 65 years of age or older

Annual

4.00

(I) Shooting preserve hunting license valid for residents and nonresidents

Two-year

12.00

(J) Commercial fox hunting preserve license

Seasonal

75.00

(K) Commercial fox breeder license

Seasonal

75.00

(L) Georgia waterfowl and migratory bird stamp valid for residents and nonresidents

Annual

5.00

(M) Landowner Georgia waterfowl and migratory bird stamp

Annual

0.00

(2) Hunting and fishing licenses:

(A) Resident hunting/fishing license

Annual

30.00

(B) Nonresident hunting/fishing license

One-day

30.00

(C) Resident hunting/fishing license

One-day

5.00

(D) Nonresident hunting/fishing license

Annual

150.00

(3) Sportsman's licenses:

(A) Resident sportsman's license

Annual

65.00

(B) Nonresident sportsman's license

Annual

400.00

(C) Resident sportsman's license

One-day

25.00

(D) Nonresident sportsman's license

One-day

170.00

(E) Resident optional youth sportsman's license for 12 to 15 years of age

Annual

5.00

(F) Resident optional youth sportsman's license for 12 to 15 years of age

Multiyear

15.00

(G) Resident senior sportsman's license for 65 years of age or older

Annual

7.00

(H) Nonresident youth sportsman's license for 15 years of age and under

Annual

50.00

(4) Recreational fishing licenses:

(A) Resident fishing license

Annual

15.00

(B) Nonresident fishing license

Annual

50.00

(C) Nonresident fishing license

One-day

10.00

(D) Resident trout license

Annual

10.00

(E) Resident trout license

One-day

5.00

(F) Nonresident trout license

Annual

25.00

(G) Nonresident trout license

One-day

10.00

(H) Resident optional youth fishing license

Annual

3.00

(I) Resident optional youth fishing license

Multiyear

10.00

(J) Resident senior fishing license for 65 years of age or older

Annual

4.00

(5) Trapping licenses:

(A) Resident commercial trapping license

Annual

40.00

(B) Nonresident commercial trapping license

Annual

325.00

(6) Commercial fishing licenses:

(A) Resident commercial fishing license

Seasonal

20.00

(B) Nonresident commercial fishing license

Seasonal

200.00

(C) Resident commercial fishing species endorsement

Seasonal

5.00

(D) Nonresident commercial fishing species endorsement

Seasonal

10.00

(E) Resident commercial crabbing license

Seasonal

20.00

(F) Nonresident commercial crabbing license

Seasonal

200.00

(7) Fur, hide, and pelt licenses:

(A) Resident fur dealer license

Annual

300.00

(B) Nonresident fur dealer license

Annual

450.00

(C) Fur dealer's agent license

Annual

200.00

(8) Miscellaneous licenses and permits:

(A) Retail fish dealer license

Annual

40.00

(B) Wholesale fish dealer license

Annual

75.00

(C) Resident game-holding permit

Annual

5.00

(D) Commercial quail breeder permit

Annual

30.00

(E) Scientific collecting permit

Annual

75.00

(F) Wildlife exhibition permit

Annual

150.00

(G) Commercial shooting preserve license

Annual

150.00

(H) Private shooting preserve license

Annual

50.00

(I) Reserved.

     

(J) Commercial fish hatchery license

Annual

75.00

(K) Catch-out pond license

Annual

250.00

(L) Soft-shell crab dealer license

Annual

40.00

(M) Resident taxidermist license

Three-year

150.00

(N) Nonresident taxidermist license

Three-year

500.00

(O) Falconry permit

Three-year

40.00

(P) Commercial alligator farming license

Annual

75.00

(Q) Resident alligator harvest permit

Annual

75.00

(R) Nonresident alligator harvest permit

Annual

250.00

(S) Wild animal license

Annual

250.00

(T) Wild animal auction license

Seven-day

5,500.00

(U) Resident bait dealer license

Seasonal

40.00

(V) Nonresident bait dealer license

Seasonal

250.00

(W) Resident film production wildlife permit

Annual

300.00

(X) Nonresident film production wildlife permit

Annual

600.00

(Y) Resident trawler crew license

Annual

200.00

(Z) Nonresident trawler crew license

Annual

600.00

(AA) Seafood dealer license

Annual

40.00

(9) Any one-day license purchased that has not expired may be extended for up to ten additional consecutive days by payment of additional reduced rate daily fees:
(A) Nonresident hunting license: $6.00 per day;
(B) Resident big game license: $2.00 per day;
(C) Nonresident big game license: $8.00 per day;
(D) Nonresident hunting/fishing license: $10.00 per day;
(E) Resident hunting/fishing license: $1.00 per day;
(F) Nonresident fishing license: $3.50 per day;
(G) Resident trout license: $1.00 per day;
(H) Nonresident trout license: $2.00 per day;
(I) Resident sportsman's license: $3.00 per day; and
(J) Nonresident sportsman's license: $20.00 per day.
(10) The board is authorized to provide by rule for a fee not to exceed $19.00 for resident daily, seasonal, or annual use permits, or licenses; a fee of $38.00 for resident two-year use permits; or a fee not to exceed $73.00 for nonresident annual use permits or licenses to hunt and fish on or otherwise use specially designated streams, lakes, public fishing areas, or wildlife management areas.
(11) For wildlife that may be legally taken by commercial fishing gear as authorized in this title or by board rule, the board may designate which species of wildlife or species grouping of wildlife require a commercial fishing species endorsement for a fee shown in subparagraphs (C) and (D) of paragraph (6) of this Code section in addition to the required commercial fishing license. Each species or group of species so designated shall require a separate commercial fishing species endorsement.
(12) The fees for any annual license established in subparagraphs (A) through (E) of paragraph (1) and in paragraph (2), (3), or (4) of this Code section shall be reduced by the amount of the lowest available renewal transaction fee for each renewal transaction made before the expiration date of the then current license or tag. For purposes of this paragraph, the term "renewal transaction" means the renewal of one or more licenses by a licensee during a single telephone call, Internet session, or on-site visit to a store.
(13) After July 1, 2017, the General Assembly shall not increase the cost of any license, permit, tag, or stamp provided for in this Code section by more than 20 percent.

Cite as OCGA § 27-2-23

History. Amended by 2019 Ga. Laws 321, §27, eff. 5/12/2019.

Amended by 2018 Ga. Laws 478, §3, eff. 7/1/2018.

Amended by 2017 Ga. Laws 22, §11, eff. 7/1/2017.

Amended by 2016 Ga. Laws 456, §5, eff. 7/1/2016.

Amended by 2013 Ga. Laws 247, §5, eff. 7/1/2013.

Amended by 2012 Ga. Laws 712, §1A, eff. 7/1/2012.

Amended by 2009 Ga. Laws 167, §8, eff. 5/5/2009.

Amended by 2005 Ga. Laws 92, §1, eff. 7/1/2005.

Amended by 2003 Ga. Laws 311, §7A, eff. 2/29/2004.

Amended by 2003 Ga. Laws 311, §7B, eff. 3/31/2012