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New Electronic Permitting System
We have a launched a new electronic permitting system. It is now possible to submit many permit applications online, as well as pay the processing fee online. Some permit applications still need to be submitted by mail at this time, including renewals and amendments to existing permits.  Please visit FWS ePermits to learn more.

See Covid-19 variances for Education, Exhibition and Rehabilitation permits at the bottom of this page.


 CITES Import-Export/Eagle Transport for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes 3-200-69
 CITES Import-Export/Eagle Transport for Indian Religious Purposes 3-200-70
 Eagle Exhibition 3-200-14
 Eagle Parts for Native American Religious Purposes (Permit Application/Order Form) 3-200-15a
Obsolete - Please use 3-200-15a for both Orders and Re-orders. 3-200-15b
 Eagle Take Associated with but not the Purpose of an Activity (Incidental Take) 3-200-71
 Transport of Eagles into the United States for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes 3-200-82
 Native American Eagle Aviary 3-200-78
 Native American Eagle Take 3-200-77
 Native American Tribal Eagle Retention 3-1552
 Scientific Collecting 3-200-7
 Take of Depredating Eagles 3-200-16
 Take of Eagle Nests 3-200-72
 Take of Golden Eagle Nests 3-200-18

 Depredation 3-200-13
 Exception to Designated Port 3-200-2
 Raptor Propagation 3-200-12
 Rehabilitation 3-200-10b
 Resident Canada Goose Nest Egg Registration
 Scientific Collecting 3-200-7
 Special Double-crested Cormorant 3-200-90
 Special Purpose - Possession for Education (Live and Dead) 3-200-10c
Obsolete - Please use 3-200-10c for both live and dead possession for education. 3-200-10d
 Special Purpose - Salvage 3-200-10a
 Special Purpose - Game Bird Propagation 3-200-10e
 Special Purpose - Miscellaneous 3-200-10f
 Special Canada Goose 3-200-67
 Special Purpose-Abatement Activities Using Raptors 3-200-79
 Special Purpose Utility (Avian Mortality Monitoring) 3-200-81
 Taxidermy 3-200-8
 Waterfowl Sale and Disposal 3-200-9

Report Forms

 Eagle Depredation 3-202-11
 Eagle Exhibition 3-202-13
 Eagle Nest Take 3-202-16
 Eagle Incidental Take 3-202-15
 Native American Eagle Aviary 3-202-14
 Native American Tribal Eagle Retention 3-1591
 Scientific Collecting 3-202-1

 Depredation (Standard) 3-202-9
 Depredation and Control Orders 3-2436
 Falconry Acquisition and Disposition
 Possession for Education / Exhibition 3-202-5
 Raptor Propagation 3-202-8
 Rehabilitation 3-202-4
 Scientific Collecting 3-202-1
 Special Double-crested Cormorant 3-202-56
 Special Purpose - Game Bird 3-202-6
 Special Purpose - Miscellaneous 3-202-7
 Special Purpose - Salvage 3-202-3
 Special Purpose Utility (Avian Mortality Monitoring) 3-202-17
 Special State Canada Goose 3-202-10
 Waterfowl sale and Disposal 3-202-2

Other Forms
 Migratory Bird Acquisition and Disposition Report 3-186a
 Notice of Transfer or Sale of Migratory Waterfowl 3-186
 Special Purpose - Possession (Education) Permit Acquisition and Transfer Request 3-202-12

COVID-19 Variances for Education, Exhibition, and Rehabilitation Permittees:
The following variances are available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the authority to make variations when an emergency exists (50 CFR 13.4).  Please contact your Migratory Bird Permit Office for authorization.

The following Educational Program variance is available January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021: You are not required to meet the minimum educational program requirement (e.g. 12 educational programs or 400 public display hours) for the calendar year 2021.  You must include a statement on your annual report that you were unable to meet the required number of programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  You must continue to comply with all other conditions listed on your federal permit.  Please note that alternative program formats (e.g. the use of technology for virtual programs) can count toward your program requirement provided they are open to the public. 

The following Emergency Provision authorization will be included on ALL new, amended, and renewed permits going forward: 
Birds must be housed at the location stated on your permit and cared for by you or your identified subpermittees (50 CFR 13.12(a)(2), 50 CFR 13.42).  However, in emergency circumstances (e.g. due to natural disaster, disease outbreak, structural failure, incapacitation or primary caretaker, etc.), in accordance with your emergency plan, you are authorized to transport and temporarily house birds at emergency location(s) not listed on your permit and/or emergency caretakers not identified as subpermittees provide care.  Emergency housing and care conditions must be humane and healthful (50 CFR 13.41).  Within 7 days of the emergency, you must notify your Migratory Bird Permit Office.  You must include the following information (if changed): type of emergency, date emergency started, emergency location(s) (i.e. address) of any relocated bird(s), and name and contact information of emergency caretaker(s).  A response to this notification is not required or expected.  If an emergency caretaker is not currently authorized as subpermittee, you must provide them with a Subpermittee Designation Letter authorizing the temporary possession, including the time period for which bird(s) will be cared for and activities authorized.  If birds will be relocated more than 30 days, you must submit an amendment request to your Migratory Bird Permit Office to amend your permit to add the location on your permit.  You may continue to house birds at your emergency location(s) with emergency caretaker(s) until the Service has acted on your amendment request.

Last Updated: March 30, 2021