The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department operates four (4) boat launches year-round. Parking for boat trailers is $5 per day (paid on-site in collection box) or you can purchase an annual pass.
Boat Launch Permits are 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.
The rates for the 2019 Annual Pass 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
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.
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.