Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife


What is the definition of a Washington resident

  • A person who has maintained a permanent place of abode within the state for at least 90 days preceding license purchase, who has established by formal evidence (e.g. a driver’s license and voter registration card) an intent to continue residing in the state, and who is not licensed to hunt or fish as a resident in another state (RCW 77.08.010(45)).
  • Also, see WACs 220-55-061(2) and 220-20-001 for Washington residency requirements.

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9th of July, 2012