Boat Launch Fees - Effective January 1, 2022

To purchase a daily or annual pass, please visit the Premium Parking website by clicking here

On February 9, 2021, the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners voted to enact boat launch fees at four County boat ramps:

Ft. Island Gulf Beach
Ft. Island Trail Park
Hernando Beach
MacRae’s of Homosassa

The fees collected will maintain and improve Citrus County boat ramps. 

Premium Parking Service, L.L.C, has been contracted to handle the collection and enforcement of the launch fees.  Customers will have the option to pay for the launch fees by downloading the Premium Parking app, using the QR code (located at the ramps), or contacting (844) 236-2011 customer service number for payment.  Customers can choose to pay the daily launch fee or register for the resident or non-resident annual passes directly through the Premium Parking website.

 Fees/Payment Information:

  • $10.00 daily fee for launching a watercraft
  • $25.00 annual pass fee for a resident of Citrus County launching a watercraft (with proof of residency)
  • $75.00 annual pass fee for a non-resident of Citrus County launching a watercraft

Watercraft Definition: Any and all kinds of flotation vessels designated for use on the water whether or not motorized,  including, but not limited to, boats, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, skidoos, pedal craft, pontoon boats, rafts, inflatable craft, tubes, paddleboards, or wind propelled surfboards.  

Only one annual pass/subscription per trailer tag is required to access any of these four County launches.  A non-commercial permit allows for registration of up to three trailer tags per annual permit per household. Marinas may purchase a commercial permit, which allows for registration of up to three dealer trailer tags per annual permit per business. Residency verification is required for the annual pass/subscription within 3 days of purchase. Customers will be required to provide a copy of their State of Florida ID/Driver’s License or utility bill with a Citrus County address to verify residency.

All revenue generated from launch fees will be placed in a restricted fund to be used strictly for new projects and improvements related to County owned boat launches.

County ordinance regarding boat launch fees No 2021-01 Resolution 2021-011. 
For more information, contact (352) 527-7540.