Licenses, permits, regulations


Social Security Number collection information

DNR required to collect SSN

In 2003, the State of Minnesota passed legislation that requires the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to collect your social security number (SSN) as part of an application for a non-commercial hunting or fishing license. This legislation was passed to meet the federal requirements of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act. [The federal law is Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, U.S.C., Title 42, section 666(a)(13).] This federal requirement is to assist states in enforcement of child support programs.

To purchase a hunting or fishing license, regardless of your age, you must either have your SSN on your DNR customer file or provide your SSN as part of your license application. If you have a SSN but refuse to provide it, you will be denied a hunting or fishing license.

Key points to consider

Social Security certification form This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. - for customers without a SSN