Where to Get Your Launch Permit in Pennsylvania

Last Updated on June 29, 2022 by Ecorf

Kayaking is fun for a lot of people. Who wouldn’t love to watch the sunset on a cool evening while floating on a calm sea in a kayak? Or what could compare to the adrenaline-pumping thrill of maneuvering your kayak around rocks and obstacles on the challenging whitewater?

With all the excitement that comes with kayaking alone, it comes as no surprise to see that kayaking is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States according to a study carried out by National Sporting Goods Association.

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Why Do I Need to Register My Kayak?

Just like it is with cars and other properties, you would have to register your kayak and obtain a launch permit before you can set out on any of the water bodies in the States to kayak. 

Registering and Obtaining your Launch Permit

If you wish to register in Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), I have compiled a list of agents where you can register and obtain your launch permit in Pennsylvania.

Where to Obtain a Launch Permit

There are quite a number of counties in Pennsylvania where you could get yourself a launch permit. I apparently can’t list all the agents in each country but I would definitely mention some here. You can register your kayak and obtain your launch permit in any of the following places for a little token.


Dauphin County

There are nothing less than 10 agents here in Dauphin County alone, and all of them would more than glad to initiate your registrations for you.

  • A Unique Notay Service @ Weber Motors
  • Tom Reinhard Auto Center
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 39
  • Nov N Dec Pals Holdover
  • PA Fish and Boat Commission
  • Pals Internet Launch Permit
  • Pals Issuing Agent
  • PFBC front office
  • PFBC Launch
  • Walmart Store 1591
  • Lakeside Marine
  • Annettes Notary

Allegheny County

This county has more than enough places to get your registration done. 

  • Allegheny County Treasurer
  • CYA messenger service
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1142
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 638
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 42
  • Maureen W’s Rotary Service
  • North Hills Messenger Service
  • Penn Hills Auto Tags and Notary
  • Aspinwall Marina Inc.
  • Harmar Marina
  • Lock 3 Bait and Tackle
  • Frag Tags LLC
  • Altvater’s Auto Sales
  • Powell Auto Sales and Notary Services
  • Elizabeth Auto Sales and Notary Services
  • Zenewicz Notary Services
  • Plum Notary LLC
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 129
  • Judy Dewey’s Notary
  • Judy Dewey’s Notary Messenger Services Inc. 
  • D C Notary Services
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1107
  • Jack Maggs Agency
  • Jeannie’s Auto Sales
  • Keystone Auto Tags

Butler County

Agents in this county include

  • Campbell Notary Services
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1209
  • Siegel Title and Notary
  • Wind and Water Boatworks
  • Cranberry Messenger Services
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1012
  • Field and Stream 5500

Armstrong County

  • Apollo Tag and Title
  • Gearharts Country Market
  • Adams Notary
  • Goodmans Ornamental Concrete and Bait
  • Armstrong County Treasurer
  • Zimmermans Notary
  • Speed-E-Sell

Lancaster County

  • Goods Store Inc.
  • PFBC Southeast Regional Office
  • Mussers Outdoors
  • Apple Auto Sales Inc.
  • Goodville Notary Services
  • Cam Notary and Messenger Services
  • Carolyn’s Notary Services
  • Wolf’s Sporting Center LLC
  • Marrietta Notary and Messenger Services
  • Reba Ranck Notary Services
  • All Notary and Tag Services
  • Harrisburg Express Tag and License

Monroe County

  • Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitters
  • Access Cornerstone li
  • Mountain Notary and Tag Services
  • Pocono Boat House
  • A A A North Penn
  • A and S Katz
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1127

Montgomery County

  • Hendrixs Auto Tags
  • Dicks Sporting Goods 1110
  • Paula Risleys Auto Tags
  • Wilsons Hardware
  • Gibbons Fastag
  • Montgomery County Treasurer
  • Wellington Sporting Goods Inc.

To Wrap It All Up

There are many other counties in Pennsylvania which are filled with agents who are ready to grant you Pennsylvania launch permits. Visit this site if the county nearest to you has not been mentioned. If you have any inquiries or questions you would like to be answered, please don’t hesitate to drop them in the comments section below. See ya!