Private Pond Permit Application

Question:

On your form SP-116--Application for a Private Pond Permit, it requires SSN, DL No, Height, Weight, DOB, Eye Color, and Hair Color. Other than the name and address of the applicant, and the characteristics of the body of water, I don't understand the necessity of submitting so much personal information on the applicant since it appears to be the body of water that is of the most interest in allowing fish stocking. If F&G is required to verify the owner's identity, that could be accomplished at the time of inspection of the body of water.

Answer:

There are a couple of reasons we require personal information on all applications for permits and licenses.  First, several years ago the legislature passed a law that said “people who are behind on child support payments could not possess a license or permit issued from the State of Idaho”.  The Health and Welfare database information was checked using applicants’ social security numbers.

The other reason for the personal information has to do with identification of a specific individual who is responsible for the conditions or rules pertaining to the license or permit.  This is a law enforcement requirement and necessary information - if legal action is required.

Please rest assured, your information will remain confidential.