Welcome to our frequently asked questions (FAQ)! To find answers to your questions, please use the search feature below or browse the Featured Questions and Top 20 FAQs. If a FAQ does not answer your question, you can email our office for assistance by clicking on a specific FAQ, then clicking "I need more information about this subject" at the bottom of the answer.
**An appointment is required to process any hunting and fishing license/permit transactions at our Driver License Office located at 904 - 301 Blvd W, Bradenton. Visit taxcollector.com to schedule an appointment. (Our other office locations cannot sell hunting and fishing licenses/permits.)**
(1) 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 residency verified by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, or (2) Any member of the United States Armed Forces who is stationed in Florida (includes spouse and dependent children residing in the household).
Note: If you claim to be a Florida resident, all vehicles owned must have Florida titles and license plates. In addition, you cannot possess a driver license, voter ID card, or claim homestead from another state.
What happens if someone has a Florida resident fishing license or hunting license, but they don't live in Florida?
If stopped by a member of law enforcement while fishing or hunting and the individual produces an out-of state driver license to establish identity, their license may be seized and they may be charged with additional offenses.