HOWARD CITY LAKE USE PERMITS
FISHING FROM BANK & BOAT IS FREE
You must have a State required license for fishing and for your boat
These permits are available at City Office, Sweet & Spicy, or online:
DAILY USE PERMIT - $3.50 per day Authorizes 1 vehicle and immediate family (dependents living at home) access to water for swimming and pleasure boating for 1 calendar day
CAMPING PERMIT - $5.50 each 24-hour period Same as daily permit PLUS camping. Two week limit.
EXTRA VEHICLE PERMIT - $1.00 each You can buy up to 2 extra, for a maximum of 3 vehicles per family. Annual permits get stickers, day use and camping get paper permits.
To purchase Daily Use, Camping, and Extra Vehicle Permits online:
Go to cityofhoward.org and click on “Pay My Bill Online!” button, or go to
Transaction Item: choose License or Permit Fees from dropdown menu, and type in daily or camp & date(s). Enter extra vehicle permits as another item.
Unit Price: Enter the price (Daily= $3.50, Camping= $5.50/day, Vehicle= $1)
Check that total price, phone #, and dates of use are correct before submitting.
Print or take a screen shot of confirmation as proof of permit.
These permits must be purchased at City Office during business hours:
ANNUAL PERMIT - $25.50 for the year (expires Dec 31) Includes 1 vehicle permit sticker. You may add up to 2 extra vehicle permit stickers for $1 each. Authorizes daily use for the rest of the year
GROUP EVENT PERMIT - $20.00 for 5-hour event. Intended for group water activities during a specific 5-hour period which must be noted on the permit. This is separate from shelter rent or Camping permit. The host/purchaser of this permit accepts responsibility for the safety and actions of attendees plus cleanup. There is no lifeguard on duty.
SHELTERS - $20 each calendar day. Must reserve and pay in advance at the Howard City Office. Shelter rent does not include water activities or overnight camping. Overnight stays must also have a camping permit. Renters are responsible for all cleanup of the shelter and surrounding area.
All permits and reservations available at the City Office on weekdays, 8 to 12 and 1 to 5
110 N. Pine (620) 374-2202 email@example.com