A Mobility-Impaired Quota Permit is a type of limited entry permit that is required for certified mobility-impaired hunters in order to participate in some general gun hunts on select Wildlife Management Areas. Click "Application Worksheet" at the bottom of this page for specific wildlife management areas and dates.
- Cost: $0.00 - $2.50. Mobility-Impaired Quota permits issued in the Phase I or Phase II random drawings are posted to your customer account online and can be printed from the web site for no cost. The service of printing the permit issued in Phase I, Phase II or reprints at a Tax Collector or retail agent location will cost $2.00 or $2.50 respectively. Permits issued in Phase III are printed online, by a Tax Collector or by a retail agent for no cost.
- Requirements: You must possess a Mobility-Impaired Certification Card issued by FWC to apply. Unless exempt, you must have a valid Management Area Permit or a license that includes a management area permit in order to apply. Children age 15 that will turn 16 before or during the hunts should purchase a Management Area Permit and apply as a nonexempt hunter.
- Issuance Method: Mobility-Impaired Quota permits are issued by random drawing during Phase I and Phase II. Leftover permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis during Phase III. In the Phase I random drawing, applicants are selected based on their preference points. Applicants with the highest number of Mobility-Impaired Quota preference points are selected before those with less Mobility-Impaired Quota preference points.
- Exemptions: There are no exemptions to these hunts. You must have a Mobility-Impaired quota permit or be the guest of a quota permit holder to participate in these hunts.
- Restrictions: You may submit one Mobility-Impaired Quota application and receive up to one Mobility-Impaired Quota permit in Phase I. You may also submit one Mobility-Impaired Quota application and receive up to one Mobility-Impaired Quota permit in Phase II. You may receive up to five Mobility-Impaired Quota permits total in Phase III (including any permits awarded in Phase I or Phase II). You can have no more than one Mobility-Impaired Quota permit per hunt, and no more than five Mobility-Impaired Quota permits total. The selling or purchasing of any quota permit is prohibited.
- Group Applications: Group applications are only accepted in Phase I. A group application assures that all members of the group (5 maximum) go through the random drawing as one application. If successful, all members of the group receive a Mobility-Impaired Quota permit for the same hunt, even if there is only one permit left. Each group member must submit a Mobility-Impaired Quota application and join the group during the Phase I application period. You cannot add members to a group application after the Phase I application period ends. The group's preference rank in the Phase I random drawing will be determined by the member with the lowest number of Mobility-Impaired Quota preference points among the members.
- Preference Points: If you apply during Phase I and are unsuccessful, you will be awarded one Mobility-Impaired Quota preference point for next year (even if you get issued a permit in Phase II or Phase III). Preference points are cumulative and you will receive one additional Mobility-Impaired Quota preference point each year you apply in Phase I and are unsuccessful. If you apply during Phase I next year, and are drawn for a Mobility-Impaired Quota permit, your Mobility-Impaired Quota preference points will be reset to zero. No preference points are awarded if you fail to apply in Phase I. If you fail to apply during Phase I for two consecutive years, your preference points will be reset to zero. Successful applicants who return their Phase I quota permit 10 days or more before the first day of the hunt can have their preference points re-instated. See Returned Permits below.
- Transferability: Mobility-Impaired Quota permits are NOT transferable (except Holton Creek).
- Guest Permits: Each Mobility-Impaired Quota permit will have a guest permit attached as a second page. View our guest permit information. Mobility-impaired hunters may also have one non-hunting assistant in addition to a guest hunter.
- Returned Permits: If you are unable to use your permit you can return it for re-issuance. When you login to apply, click on "Apply for Reissued Permits" We are now reissuing returned permits by random-draw. The application period for reissues will be Saturday at 12 noon ET through Tuesday at 12 noon ET.
- Only one application per permit type may be submitted per customer with up to five choices per application.
- The drawings will be conducted on Tuesday afternoons, and the results will be posted by 10 am on Wednesdays.
- Left-over permits will be available first-come first-served on Wednesday mornings at 10 am.
If a permit is returned during the open application period and before deadline and there are other permits available for that same hunt, the returned permit is added instantly to the quota for the current drawing.
If a permit is returned after the application deadline or if there are no other permits available for that specific hunt in the current drawing, it is placed in the next scheduled drawing.
Returned permits will show on the Permit Availability page as they are returned.
There will be a separate column in the list of available permits that will display the returned permits as they are returned.
- Drawing Results: Drawing results are typically posted within about two weeks after the end of the application period. If you are successful in a drawing your permit will be mailed to you as well as posted to your record online.
- Reprints: You can reprint lost or destroyed non-transferable Mobility-Impaired Quota permits and guest permits online at no cost or at a license agent or tax collector office for about $2.50. Receipts, temporary license numbers, and printed copies of Internet pages may not be used as a Mobility-Impaired Quota permit Mobility Impaired Quota permits for Holton Creek can only be replaced by the FWC’s Office of Licensing and Permitting (please allow at least 10 days to receive your replacement permit).
- How to Apply: You can apply online (sign on and choose “Apply for Limited Entry/Quota Permit”) or complete the Application Worksheet (click "Application Worksheet" at bottom of page) and present it to any license agent or tax collector office. Children and resident management area permit holders who do not hold a Florida drivers license or Florida ID must apply as non-residents to use the online system. Resident disabled, residents age 65 or older and resident active duty military that do not have a Florida driver's license or Florida ID cannot use the online system and must apply at a license agent or tax collector and show another proof of residency.
- How to Get Your Permit: If successful in the Phase I or Phase II random drawings, your permit will be mailed to you by FWC. If you apply online during Phase III and are successful, your permit will be mailed to you. If you apply in person during Phase III and are successful, you will receive your permit from the clerk.