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Fishing Guide Permit

Park rule 509.08 states: No person shall solicit, bet, hawk, peddle, or sell anything of value or service within the park, without a prior permit.

As of January 1, 2012, all fishing guides must register and obtain a permit from the Park District prior to conducting business or operating on Cleveland Metroparks property.

  • Permits will be issued for the calendar year.
  • The permit holder shall maintain per occurrence $1,000,000.00 in combined (i) commercial general liability insurance and (ii) commercial automobile liability insurance and name Board of Park Commissioners of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park District as an additional insured and produced a copy at time of application.
  • All permit applications shall include proof of current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.
  • Annual permit fees are $50.00 for residents of Cuyahoga County or Hinckley Township, and $100.00 for non-residents of those areas.

All fishing guides shall comply with all rules and regulations of the Park District, The Ohio Department of Natural Resoures, as well as applicable state and local laws. It is the responsibility of the fishing guide to know where the Park District boundary lines are located to avoid trespassing on adjacent property.

Fishing Guide Permit Application