Vermont offers no-cost licenses for individuals with disabilities.
Residents with Blindness
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.
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.
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.
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.