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Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License
Senior Low-income Lifetime Fishing License

​Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers lifetime fishing licenses to residents 65 years of age or older whose income falls below HHS poverty guidelines. No application is necessary, however interested citizens should bring qualifying documentation into a Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or Park office during regular business hours to obtain the license.

Application:

No application is required.

How to obtain:

The 2020 Resident Senior Lifetime Low Income fishing license is available for purchase April 1, 2020.

Residents can bring in the necessary qualifying documents into any Colorado Parks and Wildlife location (both parks and offices) during regular business hours to obtain the license.

Eligibility requirements:

Colorado residents aged 65 or older with a household income falling below the poverty level based on the number of people in their household.

2020 PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENT LOW INCOME SENIOR LIFETIME FISHING LICENSES

Age requirement = 65 years of age or older. Use any standard document for verification of age and residency.

INCOME = TAXABLE INCOME IS AT OR BELOW 100% OF THE OFFICIAL POVERTY LEVEL FOR AN INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY (listed below)

In order to verify taxable income, income tax forms are required; accepted forms are listed below. If the person does not have one of the acceptable forms, they will need to sign an affidavit stating that they do not have sufficient income to fill out a tax form. 

If a person has a tax form, you will need to verify the following two items:  taxable income and number of dependents.  Since there are several tax forms a person can use, the following chart shows the line on the form where this information can be found.

FORM #TAXABLE INCOME
1040LINE  11b
1040 SRLINE  11b

 

When you have found the number of dependents and the taxable income, compare with the following chart.  This is 100% of the poverty level; the income cannot be greater than the amounts listed below.


2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Persons in
Family or Household
48 Contiguous
States and D.C.
AlaskaHawaii
1$12,760$15,950$14,680
2$17,240$21,550$19,830
3$21,720$27,150$24,980
4$26,200$32,750$30,130
5$30,680$38,350$35,280
6$35,160$43,950$40,430
7$39,640$49,550$45,580
8$44,120$55,150$50,730
For each additional
person, add
 $4,480$5,600 $5,150

SOURCE:  U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. In effect as of January 15, 2020.

https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines 


Cost:

Total cost $9.85 (includes Wildlife Education fee and Search and Rescue fee)