Proposed Rule Changes

Current Rulemaking Activity

We offer the information on this page to help interested parties stay abreast of ongoing rulemaking. 

At this time you are invited to provide comments on proposed changes to hunting regulations External Website.

Please review this document "Use of Airguns" PDF Document if you are interested in that proposed rule change.

To learn more and comment on upcoming Marine Fisheries Management changes, visit

About the Rulemaking Process

The FWC is responsible for managing Florida's fish and wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the benefit of people. This often involves enacting and enforcing rules and regulations governing human activity in many areas - such as hunting and fishing, operating boats, possessing captive wildlife and dealing with nuisance animals.

Because rules are made, changed and repealed throughout the year, agency staff frequently interacts with affected individuals and the general public. Details on specific areas of interest are available by following one of the links on the Rules page menu.

The FWC abides by Ch. 120, Florida Statutes External Website, when making rules. In doing so, we notify the public of rulemaking activity through the Florida Administrative Register External Website. Rulemaking often includes direct contact with those who may be affected, extensive discussions with stakeholder groups, and public meetings to gather input from interested parties.

Final decisions on rules usually happen at Commission meetings, held 5 times a year in locations throughout the state. We also provide public notice of various meetings through our website calendar.

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