Permanent Licenses for People with Disabilities

Vermont offers no-cost licenses for individuals with disabilities.

Residents with Blindness

Disabled Veteran Fishing

A legally blind person who is a Vermont resident may apply for a free permanent fishing license. Documentation from the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired is required.

Legally Blind License Application

Permanent Mobility Disability

A Vermont resident with paraplegia or a permanent, severe, physical mobility disability may receive a free permanent fishing or combination license, if qualified, with the proper proof of disability.

A non-resident person with paraplegia or a permanent, severe, physical mobility disability, that resides in a state that provides a reciprocal privilege to Vermont residents may receive a free one-year fishing license, or if qualified, a one-year combination license, with the proper proof of disability.

Disability License Letter and Application

Veterans with Disabilities

A Vermont resident who is a veteran of the armed forces of the United States and who is, or ever has been, 60% disabled due to a service connected disability, may receive a free permanent license, if qualified, upon presentation of a specific letter from the Veterans Administration. To see if you qualify for the license, call the Veterans Benefits Section at 1-800-827-1000.

Veteran Free License Reciprocal Privilege Letter and Application

Non-Resident veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States that reside in a state that provides reciprocal privilege for Vermont residents and who would qualify for a free license under the disabled veteran provision, if the person were a Vermont resident, may receive a free one-year fishing, hunting or combination hunting and fishing license upon presentation of a certificate issued by the Veteran’s Administration. Presently NH and ME.

Veteran Free License Reciprocal Privilege Letter and Application

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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