To obtain a Resident Persons with Disabilities Hunting and Fishing License, applicants must apply online, or at a local tax collector’s office, by providing proof of Florida residency and qualifying disability documentation. This license is a no-cost license that is not a disability accommodation, but an economic benefit for the segment of Florida’s disabled community that may not be able to afford the license privileges that are offered in this license. This license may be valid for 2 years or 5 years, depending on the qualifying documentation used when applying.
1. Apply online:
2. Apply at a local Tax Collector Office:
The Resident Persons with Disabilities License includes:
* Effective April 1, 2015, recreational anglers fishing from a private vessel in or on state waters of the Gulf of Mexico (excluding Monroe County) will be required to sign up for the Gulf Reef Fish Survey if they intend to harvest, attempt to harvest, or possess the following species: red and vermillion snapper, gag, black, and red grouper, gray triggerfish, amberjack, banded rudderfish, or almaco jack. Valid 12 months from the specified date, and must be renewed annually. No exemptions.
**Hunter Safety License Requirement - Persons born on or after June 1, 1975 may not be issued a license to hunt in Florida with the use of a firearm, gun (including a muzzleloading gun), bow or crossbow without first having successfully completed a hunter safety course. Anyone who meets the above description must present a valid hunter safety certification card prior to being issued a hunting license or use the Hunter Safety Requirement Deferral. Anyone 16 years or older and born after May 31, 1975 may hunt under the supervision (within sight and sound) of a licensed hunter, 21 or older, without having to complete the state's hunter safety certification if they have elected to use the Hunter Safety Deferral option when applying for a hunting license. For more information see Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemption.
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