NOTICE TO APPLICANTS FOR LICENSES
ISSUED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 493, FLORIDA STATUTES
MANDATORY DISCLOSURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS
Sections 493.6105, 493.6304, and 493.6406, Florida Statutes (F.S.), in conjunction with Section 119.071(5)(a)2, F.S.,
mandates that the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, obtain Social Security
numbers from applicants. Applicant Social Security numbers are maintained and used by the Division of Licensing
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Licensing, will not disclose an applicant’s Social Security
number without consent of the applicant to anyone outside of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Division of Licensing, or as required by law. See Chapter 119, F.S., 15 U.S.C. ss. 1681 et seq., 15 U.S.C. ss. 6801 et
seq., 18 U.S.C. ss. 2721 et seq., Pub. L. No. 107-56 (USA Patriot Act of 2001), and Presidential Executive Order 13224.
TO PREVENT UNNECESSARY DELAYS IN THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION, ANSWER ALL
QUESTIONS AND SUBMIT ANY DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY TO SUPPORT YOUR ELIGIBILITY.
SECTION I APPLICANT INFORMATION
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be a United States citizen or deemed a permanent legal resident alien by the Department of Homeland
Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Must provide current RESIDENCE address. A P.O. Box is not considered a residence.
SECTION II MILITARY HISTORY
service regulations, you must provide a complete and accurate account of this matter on a separate sheet of paper and
SECTION III CRIMINAL HISTORY
The Department will deny your application if you:
are currently serving a suspended sentence on a felony charge or are on probation for a felony charge
Section 493.6118(4), F.S..
have been convicted of a felony in any state or of a crime against the United States, which is designated as a felony,
or convicted of an offense in any other state, territory, or country punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding
1 year, unless and until Civil Rights and Firearm Rights have been restored by the convicting authority and a period
Section 493.6118(4)(a), F.S.. Proof of restoration of
Civil Rights and Firearm Rights must be submitted with this application.
the conviction occurred.
3. If you were convicted of a felony under federal law, you must have a presidential pardon or have been granted
federal relief from disabilities.
The Department may deny your application if you:
have a history of being arrested for crimes of violence and/or found guilty of (or had adjudication withheld for)
directly related crimes. This includes, but is not limited to: Trespassing, Breaking and Entering, Burglary, Robbery,
Forgery, Criminal Mischief or Theft, Assault, Battery, Stalking, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Sexual
493.6118(1)(c), Section 493.6118(1)(j), Section 493.6118(3), F.S..
have demonstrated a lack of respect for the laws of this state and the nation Section 493.6118(3), F.S..
have an outstanding bench warrant or capias Section 493.6118(3), F.S..
are currently in a Pre-Trial Intervention or Deferred Prosecution Program Section 493.6118(3), F.S..
dispositions. A determination of your eligibility cannot be made until all documentation is received and a
complete criminal history record check has been completed. This process takes 1-3 months.