DOVER, Delaware (WPVI) — Delaware State Park Annual Passes and Fishing Permits go on sale Tuesday morning.

They can be purchased from 8 am

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control hopes the passes and permits will be popular gifts for holiday shoppers.

Unlike previous years, the state does not limit the number of fishing permits sold.

Instead, Delaware implements a reservation system for the busiest days of the year.

Annual passes and fishing permits can be purchased at any state park office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Passes and permits can also be purchased online at an estimated delivery time of three to four weeks.

State park offices will also be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 to accommodate holiday shoppers.

Annual park passes are $35 for Delaware residents and $70 for non-residents. Those 62 and older receive a discounted rate of $18 for residents and $35 for non-residents. A $65 lifetime pass is available to Delaware residents age 65 and older, a $17.50 Delaware military pass, and a $10 assistance program pass.

Surf fishing permit rates remain unchanged in 2023. The surf fishing permit fee is $90 for Delaware residents and $180 for out-of-state residents. Delaware residents age 62 and older will receive a discounted rate of $80. The off-peak permit fee for Delaware residents is $70, while the fee for out-of-state residents is $140. For off-peak permits, Delaware residents age 62 and older will receive a discounted rate of $60.

Delaware firefighters and emergency medical professionals can get a free annual pass or fishing permit.

Copyright © 2022 WPVI-TV. All rights reserved.

Source link