Senior Citizens

Hunting & Fishing Certificate- 65 years or older (Residents only)

This is an optional license. Your Florida Driver’s License or Identification card will suffice as proof of age and residency.

Residents 65 or older are able to participate in the following activities without purchasing a license.

  • Recreational hunting
  • Fishing license
  • Deer
  • Management area
  • Archery season
  • Muzzleloading season
  • Crossbow season
  • Turkey
  • Waterfowl
  • Snook
  • Spiny lobster (crawfish)

Property Tax Exemptions

The Senior Exemption is only applicable within the county or municipality that authorizes it. School taxes and independent taxing districts are not covered by this exemption.

The St. Lucie County Property Appraiser’s office is responsible for determining property tax exemptions - visit their website for more information.

Business Tax Exemptions

This exemption is available to sole proprietors (individuals) upon providing personal identification indicating the applicant is 65 years of age or older. The applicant will receive their Business Tax receipt free of charge.

Driver’s License

Need to get a Florida driver license or renew your license?

  • A mandatory vision test is required for all drivers over the age of 80, regardless of citizenship or status, or renewal method.
  • Customers who are 79 years of age and under will be issued an eight year license.
  • Customers 80 and older will be issued a six year license.

Effective January 1, 2004, all drivers who are 80 years of age or older and who are in the process of renewing their driver license are required to pass a vision test. The test may be taken at our office at no additional charge.

Upon passing the vision test, you can complete the renewal process. However, if the test reveals a problem, you will be requested to have an eye specialist licensed in the state of Florida complete a Report of Eye Examination (HSMV 72010) and submit it to the department prior to renewing your license.