|HUNTING AND FISHING|
|DISABLED PERSON PRIVILEGES
A disabled person
who is a resident of the State of Florida may obtain an
application for a resident disability hunting and fishing
license from one of the Tax
Collector's Service Centers.
qualify for a resident disability hunting and fishing license,
a disabled person must present proof of residency and a
certification of total permanent disability by the U.S.
Veterans Administration (VA), any branch of the Armed
Services or a Notice of Award from the Social Security
Administration (SSA) for Supplemental Security Income or
Supplemental Security Disability Income Benefits.
The telephone number for the VA Service Office
in Polk County is (863) 534-5220. The toll free
telephone number for the SSA is (800)
To qualify for any resident hunting and fishing license proof of residency is required. You must provide date of birth along with any one of the following for proof of residency:
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.
- Florida DL# (Florida ID not acceptable)
- Customer ID# (number already in TLS system)
- Social Security # & FL Homestead Exemption
- Social Security # & FL Voter Registration
- Social Security # & FL Landlord Certification
- Social Security # & FL Military Orders
- Social Security # & FL Student ID Card - 18 or Under
- Social Security # & Parents Proof of Residency
Note: Non-resident hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased by anyone.
Holders of a
disability hunting and fishing 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.
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
licenses, including replacement licenses, issued after January
1, 1997, will expire five years from the date of issuance and
are no longer valid if the holder moves out of the State of