The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new or renewal commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions at the following locations:

Lake Charles Office

1025 Tom Watson Rd.
Lake Charles, LA
Nov. 27 & 28
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lafayette Office

200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA 
Nov. 29 & 30
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Orleans Office

2045 Lakeshore Drive Suite 438
New Orleans, LA
Dec. 5 - 7
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Bourg Office
468 Texas Gulf Rd.
Bourg, LA
Dec. 11 - 13
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders, and cash.  To avoid processing delays, customers purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them. 
First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person. When applying in-person you must provide the following:

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Trip Ticket staff will accompany Licensing during remote commercial fishing license sales. Staff will be present at the following times and locations to train new or existing seafood dealers on the process of filling out trip tickets, to answer questions regarding trip tickets, and to take trip ticket orders (trip tickets will not be distributed on site).

For commercial license inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.