If you meet the criteria for OTHER reduced fees, download and print the application, have a licensed physician with documented knowledge of your disability complete the form, certify with signature, and mail it to:
WDFW, Licensing Division
PO Box 43154
Olympia, WA 98504
Or you can fax the application to (360) 902-2466.
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In 2013, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1192 expanding eligibility requirements for reduced license fees. However, receiving a disability award or rating from the Social Security Administration or any other federal, state, and/or county entity does not automatically make one eligible for these reduced fees. Temporary and/or short-term disabilities are not permitted.
This is for reduced fees ONLY. This does not provide access to assistance cards, programs or facilities. You must apply for Hunter/Fisher Disability Status certified by a licensed physician (MD).
To qualify for reduced fees with WDFW you must have a permanent disability which meets one of the following:
The following are eligible for a combination fishing license (fresh water, salt water, and shellfish) and/or hunting license(s) at a discounted rate. See License Fee Schedule.
- Resident who permanently uses a wheelchair as certified by a licensed physician’s signature.
- Resident who is blind or visually impaired as certified by a licensed physician’s signature.
SSA POMS DI 26001.001 Blind / Visually Impaired means:Central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with corrective lenses, or the widest diameter of the visual field is not greater than 20 degrees.
- Resident with a Developmental Disability as determined by DSHS authority or physicians certification.
RCW 71A.10.020 Developmental Disability means:
(4) A cognitive intellectual disability such as: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, epilepsy, autism, or another neurological or other condition of an individual found by the secretary to be closely related to an intellectual disability or to require treatment similar to that required for individuals with intellectual disabilities, which originates before the individual attains age eighteen, which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and which constitutes a substantial limitation to the individual.
NOT included: Bi-polar, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD, Cancer, Depression, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) receives federal assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and provides equal access to its programs, services, activities, and facilities under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
The U.S. Department of the Interior and WDFW prohibit discrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, reprisal, sexual orientation, status as a parent, and genetic information. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact the WDFW ADA Program Manager, PO Box 43139, Olympia, WA 98504 within 45 calendar days of the alleged incident before filing a formal complaint, or write to: Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington DC 20240.
If you need further assistance or information, please contact the Olympia office of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: (360) 902-2349, or Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), (360) 902-2207.