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Free or Reduced Rate Passes

Motor Vehicle Licenses

Reduced Fishing/Hunting License

The Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages all persons to experience recreation in Washington's wonderful outdoors. The ADA Committee is proactive and dedicated to providing persons with disabilities access to hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.

The following are eligible for a combination fishing license and/or hunting license(s)
These licenses are issued at a discounted rate.  See Disability Fee Schedule.

  • Resident veterans with at least 30% service connected disability as verified by VA letter
  • Resident veterans 65 years of age or older with a service connected disability as verified by VA letter
  • Resident who permanently uses a wheelchair as certified by the doctor
  • Resident who is blind or visually impaired
  • Resident with a developmental disability as determined by DSHS authority or physicians signature

License/Permit Eligibility Requirements for People with Disabilities and Veterans

Don’t let your service connected disability prevent you from enjoying WA State’s hunting and fishing opportunities!

If your disability meets WDFW guidelines you may be eligible to;

  • Have a designated companion assist in hunting or fishing.
  • Access special hunting and fishing areas.

For more information:

Harvester card and/or a disabled hunter permit.
These enable you to designate any licensed fisher and/or hunter to assist you:

  • To receive a harvester card or disabled hunter permit the applicant must have a permanent physical disability classified as a upper extremity impairment, lower extremity impairment (mobility) or blind/visually impaired.

State and Federal Park Passes

  • State Parks   - you must include a copy of your ID when you submit your application
    Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass - No Charge
    Free camping/moorage, campsite reservations through State Parks central reservations system, watercraft launching, trailer dump. Valid year-round. Offered to Washington state residents with a documented service-connected disability of at least 30 percent.
    starThere are new fees associated with using Recreational Lands in Washington State. 
    Find out how the new Discover Pass affects Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass-holders

  • Federal Parks
    America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass - Free.This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. Acceptable documentation includes: statement by a licensed physician; document issued by a Federal agency such as the Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Disability Income or Supplemental Security Income. The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Access Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.

Reduced Public Transportation Fees

  • Ferry Fares (reduced fares may be available to any disabled individuals)

    • Persons with Disabilities
      Disabled passengers may travel at half the regular passenger fare if proper proof of disability is presented. Acceptable ID includes a Medicare Card, the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, or other identification which establishes disability. Car placards or license plates are not sufficient. In the case of a disabled driver, only the passenger portion of the fare is reduced, not the vehicle portion. If a disabled customer requires attendant care and has proof from physician certification, they can get an endorsement on their Regional Reduced Fare Permit or Ferry System Disability Card allowing the attendant to travel for free as a passenger. Contact 206-553-3060 for Regional Reduced Fare Permit information or 1‑888‑808‑7977 for WSF Disability Permit information.