DOVER, Delaware (WPVI)– Annual passes and surf fishing licenses for Delaware State Parks go on sale Tuesday morning.
They can be purchased from 8 a.m
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control hopes the passes and permits will become popular gifts for holiday shoppers.
Unlike previous years, the state does not limit the number of shore fishing permits sold.
Instead, Delaware implements a reservation system for the busiest days of the year.
Annual passes and surf fishing licenses can be purchased Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any state park office
Passes and permits can also be purchased online at www.destateparks.com/Know/PassesTagsFees with an estimated delivery time of three to four weeks.
The state park offices will be open Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate holiday shoppers.
The annual park pass is $35 for Delaware residents and $70 for non-residents. Those 62 and older receive a reduced rate of $18 for residents and $35 for non-residents. A $65 lifetime pass is available for Delawareans 65 and older, the Delaware Military Pass is available for $17.50, and an Assistance Program Pass is available for $10.
Surf fishing permit fees remain unchanged for 2023. The surf fishing license fee is $90 for Delaware residents and $180 for out-of-state residents. Delaware residents 62 and older receive a reduced rate of $80. The off-peak permit fee for Delaware residents is $70, while the fee for out-of-state residents is $140. For off-peak permits, Delaware residents 62 and older receive a reduced rate of $60.
Delaware firefighters and EMTs can obtain an annual pass or surf fishing permit at no cost.
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