The named permit holder and one assistant riding in the same vehicle with the permit holder to operate a vehicle in WMAs on roads not open to the public and to drive or be transported by all-terrain vehicle (ATV), as defined below, as long as permit holder and assistant adhere to the permit conditions and those in the Special Use Vehicle WMA Summary and Maps and the Alternative Mobility Permit WMA Summary and Maps.
- The permitted SUV to be operated on established named or numbered roads, service roads, firebreaks or well-defined roads except as provided by the SUV WMA Summary and Maps.
The permitted ATV may be operated off road at a speed of up to 5 mph (walking speed) in accordance with the Alternative Mobility Permit WMA Summary and Maps and permit conditions.
For the purpose of this permit, the definition of an ATV shall be as follows: a motorized vehicle having three or more wheels of less than an 80-inch wheelbase (wheelbase is measured from the center of the forward wheel or hub to the center of the rearmost wheel or hub) primarily designed for the transport of people; or a motorized tracked vehicle with tracks of less than 50 inches in length that was primarily designed for the transport of a mobility disabled person; be equipped with a spark arrestor type muffler; and not have a two-cycle engine. ATVs as defined in this provision include golf cart style vehicles and other vehicles with bench type seating that meet the above ATV definition or a tracked device like the Action Trackchair.
Not all WMAs allow AMP-permitted ATV access. You must read the Alternative Mobility Permit WMA Summary and Maps to determine which WMAs allow special use access and for area restrictions. The summary is updated annually in July.
- A statement by a licensed physician, on the FWC-provided Physician Certification Form, that the applicant is permanently disabled in one or more of the following ways:
- permanently dependent upon a wheelchair for ambulation
- permanently required to use braces or prostheses on both legs
- complete (above the knee) single-leg amputation
Statement must be signed by a licensed physician. The required Physician Certification Form for physician signature is provided as a part of this application process.
Applicants with temporary disabilities are not eligible for AMPs.
The permit holder must access, read and follow the area-specific time periods of use and stipulations found in the Special Use Vehicle WMA Summary and Maps and the Alternative Mobility Permit WMA Summary and Maps for each WMA accessed using this permit. Summaries are updated annually in July.
This permit must be in the physical possession of the permit holder when engaged in the permitted activity and must be presented to any law enforcement officer, FWC personnel, Forest Service personnel or other law enforcement personnel upon request.
The SUV international handicapped symbol hanger provided for printing with this permit must be displayed on the vehicle transporting the permit holder.
The AMP international handicapped symbol hanger provided for printing with this permit must be displayed on the ATV transporting the permit holder.
- This permit is valid from approval until the next June 30.
Permit holders must reapply annually after July 1. A physician certification does not need to be resubmitted. However, permit holders who have not renewed the permit within the previous three years will be purged from the system and must submit both the application and physician's statement form.
If you have general questions, need help renewing your permit or check the status of your application call 850-488-3641
If you need an ADA accommodation to complete this application call 850-488-6411