Social Security Number Privacy Disclosure Statement
The Department has requested that you provide your social security number on your application. A portion of your social security number may be used as a unique identifying number. Providing your social security number to the Department is not mandatory, and you may legally refuse to comply with this request. Whether you agree to disclose your social security number is entirely a voluntary decision.
The Department is authorized to issue recreational fishing licenses and to collect identifying information as may be required. The basis for this authority is found in R. I. Gen. Laws, as amended, §20-2-2.
Your social security number will not be open for inspection, copying or disclosure in any format under the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, R. I. Gen. Laws §38-2-1, et. seq.