Welcome to the US Fish and Wildlife Service Online Permits System
IMPORTANT ALERT: When the online permits platform was introduced in November of 2019, it was intended as an interim step toward achieving our goal of launching a modern electronic permitting system. On September 30th, our new system will launch. You will no longer have access to this interim system starting on September 25th; however, we will still be accepting applications by mail. Online access for new applications, with the exception of some Migratory Bird Program eagle and rehab permit applications, will start on September 30th in the new platform. Permit processing and issuances of permit applications submitted prior to September 25th will be handled offline until January 2021; similarly, amendments and modifications of current permits will also be handled offline until January 2021. Please make your plans accordingly.
This system allows an applicant to apply for a permit as an individual or as a business.
This system does not currently process permit renewals or amendments, only new permit applications. Please follow instructions from your permit office on how to submit a renewal or amendment.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issues permits under several
domestic and international laws and treaties
(also consider viewing the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
For more information about these permits, please visit the following web pages:
Please view the following two video tutorials on applying for a new Permit along with uploading Permit files:
If you are not sure you need a permit, and want to view the application and associated instructions and FAQs for more information, you may preview and download application forms