Free or Reduced Rate Passes and Tax Exemptions
Reduced Fishing/Hunting License
- The Department of Fish and Wildlife encourages all persons to experience recreation in Washington's wonderful outdoors. 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 honorable discharge with at least 30% service connected disability as verified by VA letter
- Resident veterans with honorable discharge who are 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 and access special hunting and fishing areas. For more information visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/eligibility-requirements-veterans-reduced-fees or Contact Dolores Noyes, 360-902-2349, FAX: 360-902-2392, Dolores.Noyes@dfw.wa.gov
State and Federal Park Passes
- State Parks - you must include a copy of your ID when you submit your application. You may visit your nearest park or park region headquarters and pick up an application or write, telephone, or visit the Washington State Parks headquarters at: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 1111 Israel Road SW, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504, Ph: 360-902-8500, Ph: 360-664-3133 (TDD / TTY)
- A Disabled Veterans Lifetime Pass (application) provides 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.
- There are new fees associated with using Recreational Lands in Washington State, find out how the new Discover Pass affects Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass-holders