It has always been free to drop off and pick up if you weren't parking and staying. Now the greedy city of Kenai will be charging 10 bucks per day for drop offs. I picked up my permit again this year, and really enjoy dip netting. Usually don't even try to limit out. (25 for me) But I guess this year I will avoid Kenai sticking their greedy hands in my pocket, and just buy my salmon from a commercial guy again. He delivers to my door for the same price the cannery pays him.