A person with a disability who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an application for a resident disability hunting and fishing license from the Tax Collector's office.
To qualify for a resident disability hunting and fishing license, a person with a disability must present proof of residency which is either a Florida Drivers License that has been issued for at least six months (ID card is not acceptable), Florida Homestead Exemption, Statement from current landlord or Florida Voter's Registration AND Florida Motor Vehicle Registration.
When residency has been established the applicant must provide certification of total and permanent disability by one of the following means:
- The United States Railroad Retirement Board
- U.S. Veterans Administration or any branch of the United States Armed Forces
- State of Florida Department of Veteran's and Community Affairs-100% Service Connected Disabled Veteran Identification Card (must have the statement total and permanent disability)
- Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Division of Workers Compensation (LES Form DWC-4)
- An order from a Judge of Compensation claims
- Written confirmation by the carrier providing Workers' Compensation benefits
- Documentation of current (within the last 12 months) eligibility for Disability Benefits from the Social Security Administration.
A resident disability hunting and fishing license authorizes the holder to take or attempt to take or possess freshwater fish, marine fish and game consistent with State and Federal regulations.
Holders of a disability license are exempt from permit requirements, including the no-cost migratory bird permit and from making application for most quota hunt permits to hunt on a wildlife management area.
A disability license does not allow the holder those privileges found in the commercial fishing license, commercial or state trapping license, antlerless deer permits or the federal waterfowl stamp. A disabled person wishing to participate in these activities must also acquire the required permits for each of these activities.
Effective July 7, 2000 all disability licenses issued with social security, expire every 2 years. All other disability licenses expire five years from the date of issuance and are no longer valid if the holder moves out of the State of Florida.