The Fastest Way to Get a Lake Placid Fishing License

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How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License in Five Minutes

Lake Placid is famous as a former Olympic host, but it's also well-known for fishing. Situated in the picturesque Adirondack mountains, it's an excellent site for bass, trout, walleye, land-locked salmon, lake and rainbow trout, and muskies. But in order to fish Lake Placid legally, you need a fishing license, and the process of getting a (especially for non-residents) can be hard to navigate. That's where DoNotPay comes in: it can help you order and pay for your fishing license entirely online.

Who is Eligible for a Lake Placid Fishing License?

Freshwater fishing licenses in Lake Placid are required for anyone over the age of 16 who participates in fishing via angling, spearing, hooking, longbow, or tip-ups, as well as anyone who is catching frogs or freshwater baitfish through any method. The state of New York also requires marine fishing registrations for saltwater fishing and hunting migratory fish of the sea, though you won't find any of those in Lake Placid!

You do not need a fishing license to fish in New York State if any of the following apply to you:

  • A resident landowner primarily farming on lands they occupy
  • A farm fish pond license holder on waters covered by the license
  • A Native American living and fishing on tribal land
  • A patient residing at a qualifying Veterans Administration hospital in New York State
  • Fishing during the free fishing weekend or a free fishing clinic
  • Fishing on a licensed fishing preserve

What Are the Different Types of Lake Placid Fishing Licenses?

New York State offers four different lengths of fishing licenses that are valid in Lake Placid. They are:

  • Lifetime licenses (available to New York residents only)
  • Annual licenses (which are valid for 365 days after the date of purchase)
  • 7-day licenses
  • 1-day licenses

You can choose which of these fishing licenses you need based on how long you intend to be fishing.

Fishing License Costs in Lake Placid

The cost of a Lake Placid fishing license varies based on the length of the license and your age, as well as your status as a resident of New York State. As of 2021, the costs of a fishing license in New York are:

License TypeNew York ResidentsNon-residents
Lifetime fishing licenses$460 (ages 16-69)

$65 (ages 70 and up)

Annual fishing licenses$25 (ages 16-69)

$5 (ages 70 and up)

7-day fishing licenses$12$28
1-day fishing license$5$10

You may be eligible for a reduced fee fishing license if you are active-duty military, a disabled military veteran, legally blind, or a non-resident full-time student attending a New York state university.

How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License on Your Own

There are three ways to get a fishing license for Lake Placid on your own: online, by phone, and in person.

How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License Online

You can get a New York state fishing license online at the online licensing portal. After the transaction, you will be emailed a copy of your fishing license, and you can reprint it at any time on the portal.

How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License Over the Phone

You can get your Lake Placid fishing license over the phone by calling 1-866-933-2257. You will be given a confirmation number that can be used as your fishing license.

How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License In Person

Check New York State's vendor location map to find an office that issues fishing licenses. The one closest to Lake Placid is:

2693 Main Street

Lake Placid, NY 12946

(518) 523-2162

How to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License Faster with DoNotPay

If you want to get your Lake Placid fishing license but don't want to deal with the above hassles, DoNotPay has you covered in 3 easy steps:

  1. Search "fishing license" on DoNotPay and select the state you would like a fishing license for.

  2. Indicate whether you are a resident or non-resident, and choose the type of license you want. For example, saltwater vs. freshwater license, three-day only pass, and more.

  3. Provide your contact information, a copy of your government-issued ID, and pay the fee required by the state.

And that's it! DoNotPay will get the fishing license on your behalf, which will be valid immediately. Just download the file and print it as a temporary license, while a physical copy gets processed and sent to you by mail.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get Your Lake Placid Fishing License

DoNotPay is the fastest way to get your Lake Placid fishing license. Because everything you need is in the app, you know you have everything together. You can also use DoNotPay at any time instead of waiting for regular office hours (which may be inconvenient for many outdoor enthusiasts).

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