Definition of Residency:
For the purposes of obtaining hunting and fishing privileges and all associated permits in the State of Florida, the following definition of resident shall apply and shall be established each time a privilege is issued.
- Any person who has resided in the state for six continuous months prior to the issuance of a license and who has an intent to continue to reside in Florida and claim this state as their primary residence.
Any one of the following may be used as proof of residency:
- Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card
If you do not have a Florida Driver License or Florida Identification Card, submit one of the following documents to the license agent as proof of residency:
- Military orders showing that applicant is stationed in Florida.
- Florida Voter's Registration Card.
- Florida Homestead Exemption.
- Landlord Certification.
The Oath of Residency signed by the applicant when privileges are issued does not preclude a law enforcement officer from requesting residency credentials be evidenced again. Failure to do so may result in criminal prosecutions.
Aliens who have filed domicile with the Clerk of the Circuit Court are not considered a resident. The Department of Legal Affairs no longer allows an alien to establish domicile as acceptable proof of residency. All aliens are considered non-resident. For more information, please contact our office.