The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department operates four (4) boat launches year-round. Usage requires a daily fee or annual permit.
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is now issuing boat launch permits for 2019. Use of the City’s four boat launches located at Bayview Park, Sanders Beach (currently closed for repairs), 17th Avenue, and Bayou Texar requires paying a daily fee or purchasing an annual boat launch permit.
The rates for 2019 boat launch permits remain unchanged and are as follows:
$26.88 ($25.00 + $1.88 sales tax) for residents in the City of Pensacola limits
$80.63 ($75.00 + $5.63 sales tax) for non-City residents
All new permit requests require registration and proof of residency in person at the Parks and Recreation Main Office at City Hall, 222 West Main Street. Annual boat launch permits issued this month and anytime in 2019 will be valid through December 31, 2019.
The City of Pensacola offers three ways to renew your permit.
- In person at Parks and Recreation, 4th Floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street
- By mail—Mail a check or money order to City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department, PO Box 12910, Pensacola, FL 32521-0054, along with your name and address, and the department will mail the permit to you. Please indicate 2019 Boat Launch Permit in the memo section of your check or money order.
- By phone—Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 850-436-5670 during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) with your credit
card information and a permit will be mailed to you.
Boat Launch Permits will be issued in the form of a hang tag which is to be placed on the rear view mirror of the vehicle so that it is visible to our staff monitoring these lots. There is also a pay-on-site option for $5 per day. Envelopes and collection boxes are located next to the boat ramps. If utilizing the pay-on-site option, tear off the proof of payment tab and place it on your dashboard where it is visible to staff before placing your payment envelope in the locked collection box.
For more information, please call the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department at (850) 436-5670.