LICENSING

Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Cardroom Guidelines

  • Florida Pari-Mutuel and Cardroom Occupational Licenses are valid for three fiscal years. Licenses expire on June 30th.
  • Certified law enforcement or corrections officers working in security or safety positions do not require an occupational license, except when working as the Chief of Security.
  • Persons issued a professional-level license will be allowed to work in a general occupation of the same type without obtaining a general-level license.
  • Pursuant to s.205.171, F.S., an honorably discharged disabled veteran from one of the time periods specified in s.1.01(14), F.S., or the unremarried spouse of a deceased disabled veteran meeting this criteria, may be exempt from license fees up to $50.00. Fingerprint fees are not exempt.
  • Professionals including: doctor, nurse, paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT), physician’s assistants, and veterinarian (including track veterinarian) must have a Florida professional license with the proper state agency, prior to occupational licensure by the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.
  • The fingerprint fee is $36.00 the first year and $12.00 every 3 years thereafter. A fingerprint card may be obtained at any Pari-Mutuel facility; your local law enforcement office (prints must be taken on an “Applicant” fingerprint card); by contacting the division at the number listed below; or you may submit your fingerprints electronically through a law enforcement agency or an approved vendor that has a live scan or hard card scanning device. If you are able to submit your fingerprints electronically, please submit them with the following required ORI number: FL920630Z.

Fingerprints will be electronically retained for future submissions to the FDLE if there is no lapse in licensure. Fingerprints can be mailed to DBPR; Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering; Licensing Section, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1037.

PARI-MUTUEL WAGERING OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES

CODE

BUSINESS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES

     

FEE

1020Business License This license is issued for any business including: business animal owner (all industries), contract kennel, contractual concessionaire, estate, stable name, totalisator company, trust, vendor. Very Important: totalisator company applications can not be accepted by the State Office, those applications should be sent to Tallahassee Licensing Section due to special statutory conditions which must be met. Required Form: DBPR PMW-3130 — Business Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3135 — Business Occupational License Renewal Application

$120

1001Annual Operating Dates License This license is issued to permit holders to record live operating dates. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3060 — Permit holder Application for Annual License and Operating Dates DBPR PMW-3080 — Permit holder Calendar DBPR PMW-3105 — Surety Bond For Florida Pari-Mutuel Wagering DBPR PMW-3190 — Officers and Directors
none
1002Annual Cardroom Operator License This license is issued to permit holders who operate cardrooms to record the number of cardroom tables that are being operated. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3160 — Permit holder Application for Annual License to Operate a Cardroom DBPR PMW-3105 — Surety Bond For Florida Pari-Mutuel Wagering

$1,000

per table

1010Cardroom Business License This license is issued to any cardroom distributor, management company, supplier or vendor doing business with a cardroom. Required Form: DBPR PMW-3130 — Business Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3135 — Business Occupational License Renewal Application

$500


CODE

INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES

     

FEE

1021Professional Individual Occupational License Includes, but is not limited to: authorized agent, jockey agent, racing or game official, or alternate, association officer, director, manager, assistant, chief of security, doctor, general manager, harness driver, horse broker, bloodstock agent, horseman’s bookkeeper, jockey or apprentice jockey, nurse, officer/ director/ shareholder of any business, owner (greyhound, harness, quarter horse or thoroughbred), official (race or game), paramedic, EMT/ physicians assistant/ plant or track superintendent, trainer or assistant trainer, player (jai alai), public relations director, veterinarian, mutuels manager, totalisator manager/supervisor, assistant moneyroom manager supervisor, assistant and or any other professional person with access to restricted areas Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3120 — Individual Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3125 — Individual Occupational License Renewal Application

$80

1022General Individual Occupational License Includes, but is not limited to: athletic trainer, ball boy, ball maker, blacksmith, plater, cesta maker, exercise person, groom, head lead out/lead out, horse clipper, hot walker, kennel helper, maintenance employee (with access to restricted areas), outrider, pony rider, security employee, stable agent, stable help, vendor representative (with access to restricted areas), veterinarian assistant, mutuels clerk/teller, totalisator employee, moneyroom employee and any other professional person with access to restricted areas. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3120 — Individual Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3125 — Individual Occupational License Renewal Application

$15

1012Cardroom Employee Occupational License All cardroom employees except food service, security, maintenance, or mutuel teller employees. Possession of this license does not allow access to any restricted areas other than the cardroom. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3120 — Individual Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3125 — Individual Occupational License Renewal Application

$120

1013Cardroom Business, Officer, Director or Shareholder No license is issued. Officer/director/ shareholder submit fingerprint cards and pay $36.00 fingerprint fee the first year and $12.00 every 3 years thereafter.

$0

1031Pari-Mutuel/ Cardroom Supervisor License This code is for supervisors of food service, security, maintenance, and mutuel teller employees who require access to restricted areas of the track as well as the cardroom. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3120 — Individual Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3125 — Individual Occupational License Renewal Application

$80

1032Pari-Mutuel/ Cardroom Employee License This code is for food service, security, maintenance, and mutuel teller employees who require access to restricted areas of the track as well as the cardroom. Required Forms: DBPR PMW-3120 — Individual Occupational License Application OR DBPR PMW-3125 — Individual Occupational License Renewal Application

$15

NEED HELP

Robert Ehrhardt, Director

Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1035

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.0550

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