Hunting & Fishing for Disabled Persons

Hunting & Fishing

Florida Residency

For the purposes of fishing or hunting in Florida, a resident is defined as:
  • Any person who has declared Florida as his or her only state of residence as evidenced by a valid Florida driver license or identification card with both a Florida address and a Florida residency verified by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).
  • Active duty United States military personnel stationed in Florida, including spouses and dependent children residing in the household, with military orders.

Acceptable Proofs of Florida Residency

Primary Proof:
  • Florida Driver License or ID Card (with Florida address and residency)
  • Florida Military Orders (active-duty United States military personnel and their immediate family members also stationed here)
Alternative Proof:
  • Current Florida voter registration information card
  • Declaration of domicile (may be obtained from county clerk's office)
  • Florida homestead exemption
  • Landlord certification (Note: No longer accepted as an alternate proof of residency)

Alternative proof can only be used by those who do NOT have a Florida Driver License or ID Card

For youths under the age of 18 (There are two additional options for proving residency):
  • Student identification card from a Florida school
  • Parent's proof of residency (youth must be accompanied by the parent at the time of purchase)
  • Florida homestead exemption
  • Landlord certification (Note: No longer accepted as an alternate proof of residency)

When purchasing a lifetime license for a child under 13 years of age, an addition documentation will be required. For more information see the according license information page.