Boat permit costs are computed according to a formula based upon the horsepower (hp) of the motor, plus (+) the length of the boat in feet (lg) as reported on the State of Florida registration for the boat, times (*) a set amount.

Please note: Fractional boat lengths are rounded up (a 19.2 foot boat is considered to be 20 feet.)

The maximum length of any boat to be launched or operated on the city chain of lakes shall not exceed 21 feet, with the exception of pontoon boats and sail boats, which shall not exceed 24 feet. No boat exceeding a width of eight feet shall enter any canal.

Permit Type Designation Fee
Annual residential Resident
Non-resident
hp + lg * $0.50
hp + lg * $0.75
Annual commercial Resident
Non-resident
hp + lg * $1.00
hp + lg * $1.50
Half year (Jan 1 to June 30) Resident
Non-resident
hp + lg * $0.25
hp + lg * $0.375
Daily user Regardless of size of boat or horsepower of motor $6