(1)Licensing documents may be obtained online through the Department’s Electronic Licensing Systems, through the Department or its agents. Unless otherwise indicated in specific Department-issued instructions, the Department will not issue any privilege until it receives the required fee through an acceptable payment method.
(2)With the exceptions noted in sections (3) and (4) below, a resident is one who has physically dwelled in Oregon continuously for the six months prior to applying for a license. Temporary absences from Oregon during that time period do not defeat a person’s residency so long as such absences were not for the purpose of establishing residency outside Oregon. This is the legal standard for purchasing a resident license.
(a)To implement the legal standard, the applicant must attest at the time residency information is provided to the Department: “I hereby attest and declare that the information provided is true and that I can provide evidence to support this information upon request.”
(b)A resident senior citizen recreational fishing and hunting license, is available to residents of Oregon who have reached the age of 70 and have resided in Oregon no less than five years.
(3)The legislature has waived the six month requirement for certain classes of persons:
(a)Active members the uniformed services permanently assigned to active duty in Oregon (and their spouses and dependent children). This includes, but is not limited to, those who serve as crew members of ships that have an Oregon port or shore establishment as their home port or permanent station;
(b)Active members of the uniformed services who reside outside Oregon but paid Oregon resident income taxes no later than 12 months before leaving active duty; and
(c)Aliens attending an Oregon school as foreign exchange students.
(5)Agents must ensure all the information to establish customer eligibility for the privilege requested is submitted. If the person applying for the privilege fails to supply the necessary information, the agent may not issue the requested licensing document. All daily angling licenses must show the date they become valid.
(6)The Department and its Agents must obtain social security numbers for any person who purchases an annual, fee-based license. The Department will use this number to comply with collection of the social security numbers pursuant to the child support enforcement laws as required by Section 117, Chapter 746, Oregon Laws 1997. If the social security number provided by an applicant is in use by another individual, the license will not be issued until the applicant provides proof that the social security number is, in fact, the applicant’s social security number. An official document such as a social security card, payroll document, or health insurance identification card with the social security number printed on it must be presented to the agent as proof. An individual’s social security number is not subject to disclosure to members of the public under the Oregon Public Records Law.
(7)License issuance is subject to terms of prior suspension or revocation per OAR 635-001-0210 (Standard for License Suspension or Revocation) and OAR 635-001-0215 (Procedures to Suspend or Revoke).
(8)Only Department authorized documents are valid. Reproductions, receipts or other documents supplied in lieu of official privilege documents are not valid and may not be issued by agents.
Rule 635-010-0015 — Issuing Documents,