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DEFINITION OF RESIDENT:

A resident, for the purposes of obtaining a hunting or fishing license is:

* 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; or

* Any member of the United States Armed Forces who is stationed in Florida (includes spouse and dependent children residing in the household).

Beginning July 1, 2013, there is no longer a 6-month requirement in order to obtain resident licenses in Florida.

PROOFS OF RESIDENCY:

Any one of the following may be used as proof of residency:

Florida Driver’s License or ID Card
* With Florida residency verified by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
* “Florida Only” ID cards are not acceptable.

Florida Military orders
* Members of the United States military and their immediate family stationed in Florida.

ALTERNATE PROOFS OF RESIDENCY:

Alternative documents may be used only by Florida residents who DO NOT have a Florida Driver License or ID Card, and Do NOT hold a valid driver license form another state).

Current Florida Voter’s Registration Card

Declaration of Domicile (may be obtained from Clerk of the Courts Office)

Florida Homestead Exemption

Landlord Certification is no longer accepted as an alternate proof of residency.

For children under the age of 18, there are two additional options for proving residency.
* Student ID Card (from a Florida school)
* Parent’s Proof of Residency (child must be accompanied by the parent at the time of purchase)

Note: Non-resident hunting and fishing licenses may be purchased by anyone