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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

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